Timeshift v19.08

Timeshift v19.08 is now available.

What’s New


There’s a new PPA available for Timeshift. This is a dedicated PPA that contains packages only for Timeshift.

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/timeshift
sudo apt update
sudo apt install timeshift

The previous PPA ppa:teejee2008/ppa continues to be available, for people who are still using it.

Sparse file handling

Rsync snapshots are now created with the --sparse option. This is a little slower but handles sparse files correctly.

Package manager cache

Package manager caches are now excluded by default for rsync snapshots.


Navigation buttons

The spacing was adjusted for navigation buttons at bottom of the Backup/Delete/Restore/Wizard windows.


Date format

The date format can now be changed from Settings window. A new tab was added for miscellaneous settings.

An OK button was added for closing the Settings window

Other changes

  • Updated translations
  • Added man page
  • Various minor changes

Install Timeshift

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/timeshift
sudo apt update
sudo apt install timeshift


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9 thoughts on “Timeshift v19.08

  1. Under debian (linux mx) i cannot add an Ubuntu type ppa depository. Is there another way to install the latest timeshift 19.8 (19.1 now in use)


    1. You can add the PPA in Debian/MX after installing some packages.
      sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
      After this you can use the add-apt-repository command. It will create a source list file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/. Check this file and change the debian version (“stretch” or “buster”) to “bionic”.
      You can also create the source list manually and import the public key.


  2. Sorry, unsuccesfull installing timeshift 19.08 under Linux MX 18.3

    sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
    software-properties-common is already the newest version (
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

    sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/timeshift
    WARNING:root:could not open file ‘/etc/apt/sources.list’
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/bin/add-apt-repository”, line 95, in
    sp = SoftwareProperties(options=options)
    File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py”, line 109, in __init__
    File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py”, line 599, in reload_sourceslist
    File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptsources/distro.py”, line 93, in get_sources
    (self.id, self.codename))
    aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template for MX/Continuum

    The second method unclear to me, visit which PPA page and how to get timeshift PPA source.list entry


  3. Thank you so much for the great program! And tell me, please, where can I view information about SHA256 or MD5 to compare it when downloading a file? Nowhere couldn’t find this info.


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