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       rdiff-backup-statistics - summarize rdiff-backup	statistics files

       rdiff-backup-statistics	[--begin-time time] [--end-time	time] [--mini-
       mum-ratio ratio]	[--null-separator] [--quiet] repository

       rdiff-backup-statistics reads the matching statistics files in a	backup
       repository  made	 by rdiff-backup and prints some summary statistics to
       the screen.  It does not	alter the repository in	any way.

       The required argument is	the pathname of	the root  of  an  rdiff-backup
       repository.   For instance, if you ran "rdiff-backup in out", you could
       later run "rdiff-backup-statistics out".

       The output has two parts.  The first is simply an average  of  the  all
       matching	 session_statistics files.  The	meaning	of these fields	is ex-
       plained in the FAQ included in the package, and also  at	 http://rdiff-

       The second section lists	some particularly significant files (including
       directories).  These files are either contain a lot of  data,  take  up
       increment space,	or contain a lot of changed files.  All	the files that
       are above the minimum ratio (default 5%)	will be	listed.

       If a file or directory is listed, its contributions are subtracted from
       its parent.  That is why	the percentage listed after a directory	can be
       larger than the percentage of its parent.  Without this,	the  root  di-
       rectory would always be the largest, and	the output would be boring.

       --begin-time time
	      Do  not  read statistics files older than	time.  By default, all
	      statistics files will be read.  time should be in	the same  for-
	      mat  taken  by --restore-as-of.  (See TIME FORMATS in the	rdiff-
	      backup man page for details.)

       --end-time time
	      Like --begin-time	but exclude statistics files later than	time.

       --minimum-ratio ratio
	      Print all	directories contributing more than the given ratio  to
	      the total.  The default value is .05, or 5 percent.

	      Specify that the lines of	the file_statistics file are separated
	      by nulls (\0).  The default is to	assume that newlines separate.
	      Use  this	switch if rdiff-backup was run with the	--null-separa-
	      tor when making the given	repository.

	      Suppress printing	of the "Processing statistics from session..."
	      output lines.

       When aggregating	multiple statistics files, some	directories above (but
       close to) the minimum ratio may not be displayed.  For this reason, you
       may want	to set the minimum-ratio lower than need.

       Ben Escoto <>, based on original script by Dean Gaudet.

       rdiff-backup(1),	  python(1).	The   rdiff-backup   web  page	is  at

Version	1.3.3			  March	2009		       RDIFF-BACKUP(1)


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