Howto export an encrypted borgbackup archive

Borgbackup is a deduplicating backup program with encryption and compresssion. It uses a sophisticated storage format to fullfill those features.

Each backup run is stored in a so called archive. Sometimes you may want to keep a specific archive in long term storage – indepenend of any specific software specific format – let say as regular tar file.

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Manually trigger an offlineimap refresh

offlineimap is a python based tool to synchronize a remote IMAP mailbox to a local Maildir folder structure. Usually it is started in background and starts the synchronization in regular intervals (autorefresh setting). If the offlineimap receives a SIGUSR signal it manually triggers the synchronisation as soon as possible. This is exactly what is doing.