[tex-live] catalogue.tpm?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Apr 10 02:05:46 CEST 2007

>>>>> "Juergen" == Juergen Fenn <juergen.fenn at gmx.de> writes:

  > Well, a note from someone sitting behind an analog modem: I
  > download the complete TeX Catalogue twice a year using ncftp. IIRC
  > this takes about 45 minutes.

Maybe you can save a lot of time if you switch to a program which only
downloads files which had been changed on the server.  'wget' has some
options which allows you to mirror a remote directory to your local
machine and 'rsync' is designed exactly for this purpose.  Even if you
update your mirror only twice a year, it makes sense not to downlaod
everything again.  But you can even update more frequently without
much pain if only files are transferred which are different from what
you have on your disk.  Especially for people with slow internet
access it makes a lot of sense.


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