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If a backup was made using rdiff-backup command for some particular date what is the format that should be given to restore the files for that particular date.

        rdiff-bakup -r "dateformat" backup/a.txt /destination-dir

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From the rdiff-backup(1) manual:

   5.     A date format of the form YYYY/MM/DD, YYYY-MM-DD, MM/DD/YYYY, or
          MM-DD-YYYY,  which  indicates  midnight  on the day in question,
          relative  to  the  current  timezone  settings.   For  instance,
          "2002/3/5",  "03-05-2002",  and  "2002-3-05" all mean March 5th,
          2002.
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