All the feature requests... A better way?

Scott Becker scottb at
Tue Apr 26 00:09:00 GMT 2005

Wayne Davison wrote:

>On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 09:30:30AM -0400, Eli wrote:
>>With all the different features people want - almost makes me wonder if
>>having an actual scripting language for rsync may be the best solution?
>Such a solution could be much better if it were a very limited scripting
>language (e.g. we can't run unsafe code on the server, so perl is too
>powerful) and if it were really easy to understand what the scripts do.
>Certainly something to think about more and look into the possibilities
>for a future version of rsync.

Perhaps an rsync 'job' file could be used instead of everything coming
from command line switches and separate file lists. Kind of like
rsyncd.conf but not for server mode. A typical config style layout where
multiline include and exclude list can be placed along with all other

'rsync --job-file ~/update_stuff'


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