[clug] rsync for beginners
rasjidw at openminddev.net
Wed Jul 16 21:28:59 EST 2003
On Tuesday 15 July 2003 17:14, Felix Karpfen wrote:
> I have recently discovered the services offered by PlanetMirror. These
> include downloads via rsync.
> Given that rsync is a local product, I live in hope that there is an
> "Rsync for Dummies" somewhere.
1) List the achives on offer with:
Note the :: at the end. It is important.
2) Find the file(s) you want. eg:
3) Download the file you want
rsync -avP rsync.plantmirror.com::gnu/tar/tar-1.13.tar.gz .
(There should be a . at the end of that, or you could put in a different
For more info, see the man page, but I admit the first time I read the man
page for rsync it was all a bit much to take in in one go.
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