rsyncd + scripting

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Thu Jun 20 14:52:04 EST 2002

now about having
exclude from = somefile
when you don't want it read, echo '*' >somefile.
to open it, true>somefile
or are you using --delete... I think server-side excludes aren't
recognized as such by the client, and thus, it'll act like 'rsync --delete
--delete-excluded -a rsyncdserver:module /path'

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Bill Carlson <wcarlson at>
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06/18/2002 07:54 AM

        To:     rsync at
        cc:     (bcc: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS)
        Subject:        rsyncd + scripting

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
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