CRAN now also rsync-able

Friedrich Leisch
Thu, 5 Nov 1998 16:12:38 +0100 (CET)

Following a suggestion by Doug Bates (half a year ago or so ...) I
have set up an experimental rsync server for CRAN, i.e., it is now
also possible to mirror CRAN using rsync for those who prefer it.

The command

	rsync -rl /destination/dir

should copy the complete CRAN ftp area into /destination/dir.

Any comments on wether the server works are appreciated.

I'm not an rsync expert, so I'm not sure if -rl is the right
combination of options, but it seems to work for me (probably one also
needs --delete to remove files that are not on CRAN anymore) ... I'm
currently trying to learn rsync myself ... 

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