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Start Time Machine Backups From Terminal


This is only a quick tip today since I am not feeling to great. If you have ever used Time Machine you can start a backup using the menu bar command. But that is a boring command way of doing things. We like playing with Terminal don’t we. As a result you can easily start a Time Backup with the following in Terminal:

/System/Library/CoreServices/backupd.bundle/Contents/Resources/backupd-helper -auto

It is a really pointless little command since it is quicker to use the menu bar option. But if you have been playing around with the Terminal customization post I wrote earlier in the week you may want to add the command as an alias.

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