rsyncd + scripting

Bill Carlson wcarlson at
Tue Jun 18 06:59:52 EST 2002

Hey all,

Like a lot of folks, I use rsync to pull content out to production web 
servers. Tastes great, less filling.

Here's what I'd like to be able to do: Sometimes a web tree is not ready
to sync, for whatever reason. I have many modules available, so stopping
ryncd is not an option. I'd like to be able to tell rsync in daemon mode
"this particular module is not available at the moment". Ideally this
would be script friendly, maybe a simple file check; if module_down file
exists, display contents and exit.

Thoughts? Would it be worth my time creating a patch and how would folks 
prefer I implement?


Bill Carlson
Systems Programmer    wcarlson at         | Anything is possible,
Virtual Hospital      | given time and money.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics      |       
Opinions are mine, not my employer's.         | 

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