Long time needed for "Building file list" Any suggestions ?

Tim Conway conway at us.ibm.com
Tue Mar 23 00:06:28 GMT 2004

Good idea
find / -ctime -1h |rsync -a --files-from=- / destination
No perl needed.  You might want mtime instead, though.

Tim Conway
Unix System Administration
Contractor - IBM Global Services
conway at us.ibm.com

Jim Salter <jim at jrssystems.net> 
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03/22/2004 04:19 PM

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Re: Long time needed for "Building file list" Any suggestions ?

> This does bring up one point though. Is there any way to optimize file
> list building? It seems like that turns into a huge bottleneck in the
> "lots of files" situation.

If you already know you're working with a mirror on the other end, and 
you know when your last sync was, and you're a moderately decent Perl 
hacker, you can pretty easily hack together a script that will take the 
output of something like

find / -ctime -1h

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