[tex-live] mirroring the texlive archive/ selectively

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Sep 18 09:08:18 CEST 2008

Ivan Shmakov <ivan at theory.asu.ru> wrote:

> KB> Looks reasonable to me.  I suspect rsync would be faster than wget.
> 	Using rsync will be a whole lot better (besides, it has
> 	--filter= as well.)  Thanks, for I never knew that CTAN mirrors
> 	support rsync!

not all ctan mirrors do.  the main ctan sites offer rsync (we are
changing over to use it between the ctan nodes), but (short of actually
trying) i wouldn't know how to check whether a particular mirror does.
(it will no doubt be in the mirror database, but i seldom deal with


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