minimal rsync+ssh for windows (fits on a floppy)
r.scholten at physics.unimelb.edu.au
Mon Dec 17 17:44:24 EST 2001
I have created a new version of my old rsync+ssh package for windows.
This is a really simple 3-file implementation, just rsync, ssh, and the
cygwin1.dll. You don't need the full cygwin installation, nor the /usr,
/bin, /home etc. file structure.
It's not for techheads, but useful for your colleagues that might just
want to backup their PC from home over a modem. For example, we use it
when we're working on our large (20MB) teaching Powerpoint presentations,
so that we can keep our at-home and at-work copies in sync via modem.
I have kept all the sources this time, so I can make it available on the
web. It's nothing fancy, straight rsync (current CVS, 2.5.0, and 2.4.6),
with a slightly modified ssh version 1.2.26. The latter was much easier
to implement than openssh, and requires only the basic cygwin1.dll. I
tried openssh, but it needed cygz.dll and cygcrypto.dll and was pretty
ssh is modified to get username and home from environment variables
instead of needing a cryptic /etc/passwd file.
Feedback is welcome. It works for me :)
Robert Scholten Tel: +61 3 8344 5457 Mob: 0412 834 196
School of Physics Fax: +61 3 9347 4783
University of Melbourne email: r.scholten at physics.unimelb.edu.au
Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA http://www.ph.unimelb.edu.au/~scholten
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