compare questions

damian lee damianjllee at
Wed Aug 20 12:23:10 EST 2003

sorry to bother you again!!

I still didn`t get it.
Maybe I didn`t make my self clear.
I have a old_FTP server and the data is about 4G.
I also have a copy for those datas.
Now I have to make a mirror site for the old_FTP site with the copy.
So My plan is to build a new FTP server and put the copy in it.
But the file time of those data is diferent from the old_FTP server.
If I use rsync as the mirror solution.
How I do to skip the first_time_transfer.
I don`t want the 4 Gigabytes of data transfer over internet.
Can I use the touch commend to adjust the file_modify_time,
to make both of old_FTP_files and the copy_FTP_files become identical,
to skip the first_time_transfer.

And I am really sorry to bother you again.
Thanks in advanced.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wayne Davison" <wayned at>
To: "damian lee" <damianjllee at>
Cc: <rsync at>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: compare questions

> On Tue, Aug 19, 2003 at 09:59:38AM +0800, damian lee wrote:
> > And does It means I can copy the files from the old server,
> > and use the touch commend to set the modify time.
> No!  That would _change_ the modify time.  Simply copy them with the
> time preserved.  Rsync can do that for you.
> ..wayne..

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