On Saturday 18 March 2006 10:21, Anne Wilson wrote:
The scp man page is not very verbose ;-) I want to copy a directory,
recursively, over the lan, but only those files that are new or
updated. MS-DOS could do this back in ...Ummm.... so I can't believe
it can't be done in scp, but I can't see how to do it.
rsync can do that, files get copied by a checksum compare, if they are
different, than that 64k block is pulled from the src. If no changes,
no update. New files get a full copy. But you will need scratchpad
space for the biggest file available to do this. rsync is pretty
bulletproof, I've been using it here to make backup dirs of important
dirs on other machines on my own LAN for several years now. I have it
as a cron job & it sends me an email every morning showing what it did.
People having trouble with vz bouncing email to me should add the word
'online' between the 'verizon', and the dot which bypasses vz's
stupid bounce rules. I do use spamassassin too. :-)
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