[tex-live] TL-Announce ?

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Thu Sep 4 22:34:17 CEST 2008

On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 09:03:20PM +0100, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> >for my mirror (of the whole of ctan) to my local disc, i have
> >
> >  rsync -larv --delete rsync://rsync.tex.ac.uk/CTAN/ 
> >  /local/ctan/tex-archive/
> >
> >which has served me well for a long time.  note the --delete, which is
> >important for ctan-as-a-whole (where things are for ever getting deleted
> >or replaced by things with different names); it probably wouldn't do
> >anything much for a texlive-only mirror.
> B at gg@r.  I didn't remove the --delete, and I didn't
> think that a Win-32 port of Rsync would be case-
> sensitive.  It has just deleted my entire "Archive"
> contents (the entire install base for TeX Live)
> because CTAN calls it "archive" .....

rsync has an option --dry-run (or -n):

| -n, --dry-run
|        This  tells  rsync  to  not  do any file transfers,
|        instead it will just report the  actions  it  would
|        have taken.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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