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authorDavid Sterba <>2013-12-16 16:47:10 +0100
committerChris Mason <>2014-01-31 08:22:20 -0800
commitec3fbfcb5534a70b3a936aca348e9abe69102876 (patch)
tree1b6bec8518db7a6e679ce2261951eed9975aee97 /man
parent4b7656f3bf4bb204d567375eb6d43317521543fc (diff)
btrfs-progs: update send help strings and manpage
- send accepts multiple subvolumes - add missing option -e to man - minor man formatting fix Signed-off-by: David Sterba <> Signed-off-by: Chris Mason <>
Diffstat (limited to 'man')
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/man/ b/man/
index 389de3d7..c11b53ae 100644
--- a/man/
+++ b/man/
@@ -85,7 +85,7 @@ btrfs \- control a btrfs filesystem
\fBbtrfs\fP \fBinspect-internal rootid\fP \fI<path>\fP
-\fBbtrfs\fP \fBsend\fP [-v] [-p \fI<parent>\fP] [-c \fI<clone-src>\fP] [-f \fI<outfile>\fP] \fI<subvol>\fP
+\fBbtrfs\fP \fBsend\fP [-ve] [-p \fI<parent>\fP] [-c \fI<clone-src>\fP] [-f \fI<outfile>\fP] \fI<subvol>\fP [\fI<subvol>\fP...]
\fBbtrfs\fP \fBreceive\fP [-ve] [-f \fI<infile>\fP] \fI<mount>\fP
@@ -625,16 +625,16 @@ subvolume return it's own tree id.
The result is undefined for the so-called empty subvolumes (identified by inode number 2).
-\fBsend\fP [-v] [-p \fI<parent>\fP] [-c \fI<clone-src>\fP] [-f \fI<outfile>\fP] \fI<subvol>\fP
-Send the subvolume to stdout.
-Sends the subvolume specified by \fI<subvol>\fR to stdout.
+\fBsend\fP [-ve] [-p \fI<parent>\fP] [-c \fI<clone-src>\fP] [-f \fI<outfile>\fP] \fI<subvol>\fP [\fI<subvol>...\fP]
+Send the subvolume(s) to stdout.
+Sends the subvolume(s) specified by \fI<subvol>\fR to stdout.
By default, this will send the whole subvolume. To do an incremental
send, use '\fI-p <parent>\fR'. If you want to allow btrfs to clone from
any additional local snapshots, use '\fI-c <clone-src>\fR' (multiple times
where applicable). You must not specify clone sources unless you
guarantee that these snapshots are exactly in the same state on both
-sides, the sender and the receiver. It is allowed to omit the
-'\fI-p <parent>\fR' option when '\fI-c <clone-src>\fR' options are given, in
+sides, the sender and the receiver. It is allowed to omit the '\fI-p <parent>\fR'
+option when '\fI-c <clone-src>\fR' options are given, in
which case '\fBbtrfs send\fP' will determine a suitable parent among the
clone sources itself.
@@ -643,6 +643,8 @@ clone sources itself.
.IP "\fB-v\fP" 5
Enable verbose debug output. Each occurrence of this option increases the
verbose level more.
+.IP "\fB-e\fP" 5
+If sending multiple subvols at once, use the new format and omit the <end cmd> between the subvols.
.IP "\fB-p \fI<parent>\fP" 5
Send an incremental stream from \fI<parent>\fR to \fI<subvol>\fR.
.IP "\fB-c \fI<clone-src>\fP" 5