Rsyncing files

Paul Slootman paul at
Thu Oct 28 16:16:15 GMT 2004

On Thu 28 Oct 2004, Ryan Holowaychuk wrote:

> I want to to an Rsync with 4 servers. I want to sync the passwd and shadow.
> But I only want to do certain records to sync.  basically all the user info.
> Is there away that this can be done? or do I have to do the whole file?

Rsync handles data per file, it has no concept of records or such.
I suggest you make some other way of generating the passwd and shadow
files from different input files (system entries and user entries), so
that you can transfer the files with just the user records.

Paul Slootman

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