how to backup the data collected by cycle.

Asked by jevgtv on 2011-01-18

How to backup the data collected by cycle. Where does it store the data? Is the data stored encripted? Is it possible to decript it before backing up?

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Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

Take a look in preferences dialog which may reveal where it loads the file from.
http://linuxorg.sourceforge.net/doc/english/help.html#prefs

Search Nautilus /home/user, there might be a (hidden) directory
.cycle
or have a look into
.config/cycle
or
.local/share/cycle
or
.cache/cycle

## 6.6.20. Hidden files
http://library.gnome.org/users/user-guide/stable/gosnautilus-8.html.en

Quick search via CLI:
locate cycle

jevgtv (tugevus) said : #2

Thank you very much, I will try to backup this folders. Is there any idea about the rest questions?

Is the data stored encripted? Is it possible to decript it before backing up?

jevgtv (tugevus) said : #3

~$ locate cycle
/usr/bin/cycle
/usr/share/cycle
/usr/share/app-install/desktop/freecycle.desktop
/usr/share/checkbox/scripts/cycle_vts
/usr/share/checkbox/scripts/xrandr_cycle
/usr/share/cycle/bitmaps
/usr/share/cycle/cal_year.py
/usr/share/cycle/cal_year.pyc
/usr/share/cycle/cycle.py
/usr/share/cycle/cycle.pyc
/usr/share/cycle/dialogs.py
/usr/share/cycle/dialogs.pyc
/usr/share/cycle/icons
/usr/share/cycle/p_rotor.py
/usr/share/cycle/p_rotor.pyc
/usr/share/cycle/save_load.py
/usr/share/cycle/save_load.pyc
/usr/share/cycle/set_dir.py
/usr/share/cycle/set_dir.pyc
/usr/share/cycle/bitmaps/curr.png
/usr/share/cycle/bitmaps/dec.png
/usr/share/cycle/bitmaps/exit.png
/usr/share/cycle/bitmaps/exit.xcf
/usr/share/cycle/bitmaps/export.png
/usr/share/cycle/bitmaps/help.png
/usr/share/cycle/bitmaps/help.xcf
/usr/share/cycle/bitmaps/inc.png
/usr/share/cycle/bitmaps/legend.png
/usr/share/cycle/bitmaps/set.png
/usr/share/cycle/bitmaps/set.xcf
/usr/share/cycle/bitmaps/smiles.bmp
/usr/share/cycle/icons/cycle.xcf
/usr/share/cycle/icons/cycle.xpm
/usr/share/cycle/icons/large
/usr/share/cycle/icons/mini
/usr/share/cycle/icons/large/cycle.xcf
/usr/share/cycle/icons/large/cycle.xpm
/usr/share/cycle/icons/mini/cycle.xcf
/usr/share/cycle/icons/mini/cycle.xpm
/usr/share/doc/cycle
/usr/share/doc/cycle/README
/usr/share/doc/cycle/README.html
/usr/share/doc/cycle/README_de.html
/usr/share/doc/cycle/README_ru.html
/usr/share/doc/cycle/THANKS
/usr/share/doc/cycle/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/cycle/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/cycle/copyright
/usr/share/locale/ca/LC_MESSAGES/cycle.mo
/usr/share/locale/cs/LC_MESSAGES/cycle.mo
/usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/cycle.mo
/usr/share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/cycle.mo
/usr/share/locale/gl/LC_MESSAGES/cycle.mo
/usr/share/locale/hu/LC_MESSAGES/cycle.mo
/usr/share/locale/nn/LC_MESSAGES/cycle.mo
/usr/share/locale/no/LC_MESSAGES/cycle.mo
/usr/share/locale/ru/LC_MESSAGES/cycle.mo
/usr/share/locale/sk/LC_MESSAGES/cycle.mo
/usr/share/locale/sv/LC_MESSAGES/cycle.mo
/usr/share/man/man1/cycle.1.gz
/usr/share/menu/cycle
/usr/share/pixmaps/cycle.xpm
/usr/share/python-support/cycle.dirs
/var/cache/apt/archives/cycle_0.3.1-7_all.deb
/var/lib/dpkg/info/cycle.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/cycle.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/cycle.postinst
/var/lib/dpkg/info/cycle.postrm
/var/lib/dpkg/info/cycle.prerm

jevgtv (tugevus) said : #4

According to http://linux.die.net/man/1/cycle

This is the directory where cycle stores the data.
~/.cycle

jevgtv (tugevus) said : #5

Thenk you very much for help so far.

I think, I found solution.

The data collected by "cycle" is stored in the directory /home/username/.cycle. One single file contains all the settings and all the data. It is possible to open the file and load the settings on other computer with "cycle". It is necessary to put the file into directory /home/username/.cycle and run the "cycle".

So, in is enough to back up the file stored in the directory /home/username/.cycle.

:-) Enjoy!

jevgtv (tugevus) said : #6

Thanks Samantha (aka Sam), that solved my question.