There are nightly backups of the whole OUSFG Wiki, which are kept for 48 hours (ie we have the last two).
The backups are available here:
The purpose of these is to guard against vandalism: they provide a basis from which all or part of the wiki could be rolled back to an earlier state. Note that these aren't offsite backups or anything, so if urchin suffers a catastrophe, all is lost.
The archives are in Tar Gz format.
In archives predating 11:40 4/3/2003, the files are inside a directory called /home/twic/public-html/wiki/ (actually, the hyphen is an underscore); to extract an individual file from such an archive, use something like:
tar -xzvf wiki-archive-old.tar.gz /home/twic/public_html/wiki/BadAndWrong.twici
More recent archives store the files in the root directory of the archive; to extract an individual file from such an archive, use something like:
tar -xzvf wiki-archive-new.tar.gz BadAndWrong.twici
Or, in the old-skool way:
gzip -d < wiki-archive-new.tar.gz | tar -x BadAndWrong.twici
Wiki Backups will at some point be largely obsoleted by Wiki History.
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