So you need to archive data for years (if not decades), and you really don’t trust a service provider to both stay in business, and play fair, for that long a time frame.
A script that will use multiple, publicly available RFC 3161-compatible services for timestamping files.
A script that will monitor archive directories on a btrfs file system for changes, and call a user-defined bash function with a list of changed files and directories.
So, you are the IT department in charge of your home office backups. Let’s implement secure backups, and a time machine for home office Linux users.
So, you’ve got a handful of files and need to turn them into PDF format. PDF files that don’t just look good on your device, but everywhere, and are suitable for a long-term archiving.
Here’s what you can do.
A script that will create a PDF/A file with searchable & copyable text, from a source PDF file that (mostly, or totally) hasn’t.
A script that creates a »slideshow« in PDF/A format, from a directory of numbered and named images.
A filter for RSS Guard that will match specific text patterns in a news item title, and replace what is matched with something else.
A filter for RSS Guard that will mark a news item as important, if it finds any text that matches specific regular expression patterns.
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