rfm - RepRapFirmware FileManager [duetbackup successor]



  • I would like the express my interest in this awesome project. The RPi that accompanies my printer is perfect to make scheduled backups.



  • I'm sorry but you don't have enough "R"s or "F"s in there. Should be "rrffm" 🙂



  • @dougal1957 No, it's for the same platforms asduetbackup was, i.e. Windows, Linux and Mac amd64 as well as Linux arm (e.g. Raspberry Pi) and arm64 (some other SBC boards).



  • @gtj0 Believe me, you don't want that. 😂 It was the working title while development. It's a PITA to type and typo guarantee. 😁

    P.S.: a friend of mine asked if I can somehow get a "t" in there and some letter swapping to get rtfm. 😂



  • @nxt-1 I also use a RPi to perform the backups. In case you have Arch Linux running on your Pi: I plan to make an AUR package as well.



  • @wilriker said in rfm - RepRapFirmware FileManager [duetbackup successor]:

    @gtj0 Believe me, you don't want that. 😂 It was the working title while development. It's a PITA to type and typo guarantee. 😁

    P.S.: a friend of mine asked if I can someone get a "t" in there and some letter swapping to get rtfm. 😂

    That was going to be my next suggestion.



  • @gtj0 said in rfm - RepRapFirmware FileManager [duetbackup successor]:

    That was going to be my next suggestion.

    Feel free to fork and rename it. 😂



  • Hi @wilriker,

    Found a small "issue".
    If rfm is called with no arguments (I know it should not called with no args), the program exit with panic because of an invalid array access (function args). Better would be to show a proper message.

    Further tests are outstanding. I had not the time to test it yet.

    Regards,
    Martin



  • @mloidl Thanks! I fixed it in the source code and it will be in the next release.

    Probably also in the next release will be a couple of changes

    • Parameters relevant for connection (i.e. domain, port and password) can be put into a file in the user's home directory so they don't have to be provided on the command line everytime
    • Some parameters that are currently given as -parametername value will be shortened to just value but then have to follow a strict ordering in case there is more than one (this resembles more common CLI tools)
    • Adding help pages similar to the main help output for sub-commands


  • @wilriker thanks for the quick fix.

    Regarding config file for connection parameter:
    For users having multiple duet-based printers it would be cool to to store all these connections settings domain, port and password in a kind of connection group.
    e.g.

    [printer1]
    domain=<printer1-ip>
    port=<printer1-port>
    password=<printer1-pw>
    
    [printer2]
    ....
    

    Usage then could be rfm -device printer1 <cmd>

    I did something similar in a python-based backup script for my daily backups and found this very useful.

    What's your opinion about this?



  • @mloidl I like that and will implement something like this. But even though I listed it first it's currently last in priority. 😉


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    @wilriker My vote goes for RepRapFirmware Total File Manager



  • @t3p3tony said in rfm - RepRapFirmware FileManager [duetbackup successor]:

    @wilriker My vote goes for RepRapFirmware Total File Manager

    Yeah, that's what I thought of, too. 😂

    Also another good idea might be
    "[File-]Resource Manager for RepRapFirmware-based Filesystems" -> rm-rf 🤣
    (Windows user's probably won't get this one)



  • You are evil! I wonder if anyone would even dare to use the tool in Linux then.



  • @wilriker said in rfm - RepRapFirmware FileManager [duetbackup successor]:

    @t3p3tony said in rfm - RepRapFirmware FileManager [duetbackup successor]:

    @wilriker My vote goes for RepRapFirmware Total File Manager

    Yeah, that's what I thought of, too. 😂

    Also another good idea might be
    "[File-]Resource Manager for RepRapFirmware-based Filesystems" -> rm-rf 🤣
    (Windows user's probably won't get this one)

    I "googled" that and came up with "force deletion of everything in the root directory". That's the equivalent of a "nuke" button isn't it?



  • @obeliks said in rfm - RepRapFirmware FileManager [duetbackup successor]:

    You are evil! I wonder if anyone would even dare to use the tool in Linux then.

    I was trying hard to find any reason to also add a / at the end to make it even more evil. 😂 And top class would be to get sudo prepended. sudo-rm-rf/. Perfect name for any tool on Linux. 🤣



  • @deckingman said in rfm - RepRapFirmware FileManager [duetbackup successor]:

    I "googled" that and came up with "force deletion of everything in the root directory". That's the equivalent of a "nuke" button isn't it?

    More or less. There are some protections in place but if you run

    rm -rf / [note the spaces]
    

    either as root user (admin user with full privileges in Linux) or prepend it with sudo (which will provide a regular user with root-rights) it will do exactly that. It will erase all contents of your hard-drive and depending on the configuration also of all mounted external drives. Not as fast as a giant hammer but fast enough to have made probably unrecoverable damage until you notice.



  • @wilriker said in rfm - RepRapFirmware FileManager [duetbackup successor]:

    @obeliks said in rfm - RepRapFirmware FileManager [duetbackup successor]:

    You are evil! I wonder if anyone would even dare to use the tool in Linux then.

    I was trying hard to find any reason to also add a / at the end to make it even more evil. 😂 And top class would be to get sudo prepended. sudo-rm-rf/. Perfect name for any tool on Linux. 🤣

    That is a lot of nonoes in one sentence 🙂



  • Back to business:

    Release v1.0.0-RC2

    I have just release v1.0.0-RC2.

    Changes

    Help

    This second release candidate has help texts for every sub-command now that are accessible via

    rfm help <command>
    

    Command Structure

    The second major change is the structure of the parameters and options. This now resembles better the style of common CLI tools. Please see the appropriate help pages to see the format.

    rfm backup Changes

    Most notably also the format for rfm backup changed. This now is

    rfm backup <common-options> [-removeLocal] [-exclude <excludepattern>]* [<local/path> [<remote/path>]]
    

    where -outDir has been reduced to <local/path> with a default of the current directory if omitted and -dirToBackup is shortened to <remote/path>. The default is still 0:/sys. In case this needs to be changed the local directory also has to be provided.

    rfm ls

    rfm ls now accepts multiple remote paths to list.

    Fixes

    • panic when no sub-command is provided is replaced with default help text
    • Uploading single files was broken


  • Release v1.0.0

    And here comes the first official release v1.0.0.

    Release Notes

    This release implements all functions listed in README.md, i.e. it can

    • download files
    • upload files and folder
    • backup (like duetbackup did before but slightly different and simplified syntax)
    • list directory contents
    • move or rename files and directories
    • create directories
    • delete files and directories

    This covers all functions of the HTTP interface.

    Also it is capable of handling multiple devices via an automatically managed configuration file.

    As usual there are releases for Linux x86_64, Windows x86_64, MacOS X x86_64, Linux ARM and Linux ARM64.


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