In very brief:
For a more detailed
presentation: please click here.
is a shell command
that backs up directory
and files, taking care of hard links, Extended Attributes, sparse
files, MacOS's file forks, any inode type (including Solaris Door
inodes), etc. It has been tested under Linux, Windows, Solaris,
NetBSD, MacOS X and several other systems, it is released under the GNU General Public
(GPL). It relies on the libdar library and its APplication Interface
(API), which is the core part of dar programs; as such, this library is
under the GPL along with dar. Consequently, to use the API, your
released under the GPL
as well. Some external
do rely directly on libdar or on the dar command-line tool
to provide Graphical User Interfaces (GUI).
A detailed list of features can
found in the documentation, here.
The whole documentation is
you can find it in source packages as well as online
packages for windows are available here.
Binary package for Linux are generated by your distro's packager, you
should be able to fetch binary packages at your distro site (Today, all
distro do provide a dar
For MacOS, FreeBSD, see here
All source and binary packages
officially released are signed against the author's GPG key
from public key servers.
For the corresponding package
signatures check out here
News & Events
Read the dar-news mailing-list archive
for latest major events. You can also subscribe to this mailing-list
which is read-only (you cannot post to it) has a very low email volume
average, less than one a month), and automatically be informed about
like new releases or security issues.
For day to day events, check the sourceforge project
Ten years anniversary in 2012 : DAR
has 10 years!
can check for existing bugs
and report here
those you've found concerning dar or libdar. To open a bug you
need to have a user account at sourceforge. This is necessary to have
a contact to request additional information to, in order to fix the
requests are listed here
can vote for the one you want to be implemented, the ones that interest
most people get implemented first.
Provide or use a patch
are free to provide a
for dar and/or libdar, but use submitted patch at your