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@erikw /snp
Last active Mar 10, 2016

Wrap shell command around btrfs snapper pre-post snapshots and log outputs.
#!/usr/bin/env bash
# Runs a command wrapped in btrfs snapper pre-post snapshots.
log_path="/var/local/log/snp"
date=$(date "+%Y-%m-%d-%H%M%S")
log_file="${log_path}/snp_${date}.log"
! [ -d $log_path ] && mkdir -p $log_path
# Log stdout and stderr. Reference: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3173131/redirect-copy-of-stdout-to-log-file-from-within-bash-script-itself
exec > >(tee -a "$log_file")
exec 2> >(tee -a "$log_file" >&2)
cmd="$@"
echo "> Logging to: ${log_file}"
snapshot_nbr=$(snapper create --type=pre --cleanup-algorithm=number --print-number --description="${cmd}")
echo "> New pre snapshot with number ${snapshot_nbr}."
echo -e "> Running command \"${cmd}\".\n"
eval "$cmd"
snapshot_nbr=$(snapper create --type=post --cleanup-algorithm=number --print-number --pre-number="$snapshot_nbr")
echo -e "\n> New post snapshot with number ${snapshot_nbr}."
# Snapper has a --command option nowadays. But it works worse, the output from the command is not printed separately from the snaptshot number, just becomes a mess.
#echo "> Running command \"${cmd}\"."
#snapshot_nbr=$(snapper create --command "${cmd}" --print-number --cleanup-algorithm=number --description="${cmd}" | tail -1)
#echo -e "\n> New pre-post snapshot with numbers ${snapshot_nbr}."
@i90rr

Hi! Out of curiosity, why did you choose /var/local/log instead /var/log?

@erikw
Owner

Hi msx!

I use the local directory to not confuse my custom files and scripts with the systems. The very same reason people put their own system scripts under /usr/local/{bin,sbin} instead of /usr/{bin,sbin} :)

@i90rr

Just passing by to say TY and let you know that I'm using snp all the time for all sort of things. Cheers!

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