[clug] [UNCLASSIFIED] Oh yeah, I remember FTP...

Tony and Robyn Lewis beakysnugger at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Dec 14 11:57:48 GMT 2005

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au wrote:

>Hi all,
>So how do people manage content on a website when they *don't* have
>access to ssh or rsync?

"weex" might meet your needs:

$ apt-cache show weex
Description: A non-interactive FTP client for updating web pages
 Weex is an utility designed to automate the task
 of remotely maintaining a web page or other FTP archive.
 With weex, the maintainer of a web site or archive that must
 be administered through FTP interaction can largely ignore
 that process.
 The archive administrator simply creates a local directory
 that serves as an exact model for the off-site data.
 All modifications and direct interaction is done locally to
 this directory structure. When the administrator wishes to
 coordinate the data on the remote site with that of the
 local model directory, simply executing weex accomplishes
 this in the most bandwidth-efficient fashion by only
 transferring files that need updating. The program will
 create or remove (!) files or directories as necessary to
 accurately establish the local model on the remote server.

I've used it a few times, and it does what it says on the tin.  Hadn't 
heard of any of the other solutions, so no idea how it compares.

There!  And? not? a? question? mark? in? sight? :-)


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