[tex-live] TL-Announce ?

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Sep 5 10:59:49 CEST 2008

Karl wrote:

>       rsync -larv --delete rsync://rsync.tex.ac.uk/CTAN/ /local/ctan/tex-archive/
> FWIW, -a implies -l and -r.

i you have clothes like mine, the belt and the braces together form a
sort of instinctive reaction.

> What I use for the CTAN -> tug mirror
> (http://tug.org/texlive/pkgupdate.html) is:
> nice /usr/local/bin/rsync -avz --exclude='.in.*' --exclude=.htaccess \
>  --delete --delete-excluded \
>   rsync://ctan/path/here
> For purposes of mirroring just TL, the excludes are irrelevant (and
> hence --delete-excluded too), and the `z' is also useless since the
> files are already maximally compressed.  Leaving the same as what Robin
> has, actually:

actually, .in.* can turn up at any time; we even mirror tl, you know!

>   rsync -av --delete rsync:///tl/path/here .
> (Of course the -v is to taste, too.)


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