I dunno if anyone even uses Eclipse, but I'm pretty sure this is applicable to any make-file using environment.
My friend (with a little help from me) made a C executable that uses winrar to automatically backup files on make, or by a special make using the backup option.
I've included the exe file, and I'll also post the code. It creates backups in the form:
YYYY = 4 digit year (2003)
MM - 2 digit month (01 - 12)
DD = day (01 to 31)
hh = hour (00 to 23)
mm = minutes (00 to 59)
It backs up all files in the directory, minus any other .rar files. This can easily be changed one of two ways...by adding more -x*.xxx files to exclude, or by adding a bunch of *.xxx files to include. (see winrar help for more info)
I found it very handy...thought I'd share.
You can also add the command to your makefile, by adding (under all: or by adding a backup: section) backup.exe
Feedback would be appreciated!
using namespace std;
struct tm *today;
char cmdline = "rar a -r -x*.rar ";
/* Use time structure to build a customized time string. */
time( <ime );
today = localtime( <ime );
/* Use strftime to build a customized time string. */
strftime( tmpbuf, 128,
"Backup-%Y%m%d-%H%M.rar", today );
cout << "Backing up files now!\n";
cout << "Writing file: ";
cout << tmpbuf;
strcat( cmdline, tmpbuf);
strcat( cmdline, "\"");