[sclug] rsync-like way of updating destination with newer files?

David Given dg at cowlark.com
Sun Aug 10 15:48:27 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-08-10 at 16:32 +0100, John Stumbles wrote:
> I'd have thought it was a common-enough requirement that there'd be some 
> tool to do it, but can't think what. Anyone know of anything ready-rolled?

rsync! The --update causes it to skip any file that exist on the
destination that are newer than the source.

However, if you want to do two-directional updates, I'm with Simon in
recommending unison; it works extremely well, although it can be very
slow when dealing with big files.

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