> > > > > Just before burning your CD you can put a .txt file with the date, latest > news > > > > > headlines, and current weather in your location if you so wish. > > > > > > > > > > You can also label the CD or sharpie the date on it. > > > > > > > > Or you can just use a tape archive like any sane person would do. > > > > > > I know precisely 0 people with tape archives... > > > > > > I knew 1 back in the 90s.. > > > > > > It's not really what people do, at all. > > > > > > Again, you seem to be falling into that 'advanced user, so everything is simple' > > > trap. There's no way I'd ever even consider buying a tape backup system, I > wouldn't > > > even know where to start with research. You're not going to just walk into a high > > > street store and buy a tape backup solution. > > > > I'm talking about a file format that's used by literally every Linux and BSD > > distribution. > > > > But you don't even need to use tars. A zip file will save timestamps. > > Ok, I thought you meant ACTUAL tapes, which again is what most people would think > reading what you put. If you'd said 'Tar files' it would have made more immediate > sense to me, but still, to 99% of the population that would still have no meaning at > all. > > I don't see the point in arguing this with you, because it will just end up mirroring > my experience every time I've tried to use Linux, an expectation that everybody > already knows everything and will jump through any hoop to do anything. > > I'd really rather that level of thinking didn't infect this project.
I assumed you were versed. The comment was for you, not the entire world. I suppose I could just PM, but I lack the technical knowledge to do so.
And arguing what exactly? That one should use a proper archive format for backups? That seems kind of obvious to me; I didn't realize there was a debate.