l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2002 Jan 28 10:04

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox] simple directory update
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox] simple directory update

On Sat, Jan 26, 2002 at 08:02:22PM -0800, Eric Nelson wrote:
> Suppose I copy a directory somewhere:
> cp -a  /home/en  /mnt/home/en
> Now, a week later, I want to update the destination, i.e. overwrite files 
> that have changed, or just have a newer date.  Ideally, it would be good to 
> remove files that have been removed too.  In other words, I want the 
> destination to equal the source, but physically only want to deal w/ files 
> that have changed.  Is there a clean, easy way to do this?

This is what rsync is designed for. Try 'rsync -av /src /dest'.

Henry House
The attached file is a digital signature. See <http://romana.hajhouse.org/pgp>
for information.  My OpenPGP key: <http://romana.hajhouse.org/hajhouse.asc>.

Attachment: pgp00007.pgp
Description: PGP signature

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
EDGE Tech Corp.
For donating some give-aways for our meetings.