Truly awful rsync docs - Re: real Newbie query sorry!
c.shoemaker at cox.net
Wed Jul 14 21:51:44 GMT 2004
On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 10:13:28AM +0100, Stuart Halliday wrote:
> Why isn't there a beginners guide to setting up rsync?
> The rsync front page talks of a tutorial by devshed at:
> Except there isn't one....
> It's now:
Stuart's observation is still true. Who maintains the rsync web site?
> Quite why the official main rsync site would rely on an external 3rd party web site to have their tutorial is not good. External web sites come and go....
> It looks like rsync docs were written by a seasoned user years ago in a plain text file and this text file was dumped as a 'HTML file' with no attempt to make it web friendly. It appears to have had syntax errors corrected over a number of years with no attempt made to make it beginner friendly.
> After looking through devshed's article I see there are TWO rsync web site which look very similar.
> http://www.samba.org/rsync/ and http://rsync.samba.org/
> This just confuses me. ;-)
Well, I think they're just the same pages, but maybe a redirect would be
> If I ever get rsync working, I'll have to write a better manual. :-)
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