Using rsync against CRAN master

Douglas Bates
06 Nov 1998 16:29:52 -0600

Thanks to Fritz for installing anonymous rsync on the master CRAN
site.  Rsync has many advantages over mirror scripts for mirroring the

I now update my mirror with a crontab entry like
	rsync -vrlt /home/ftp/pub/R
where /home/ftp/pub/R is the location of my mirror.

I would add -t to the switches that Fritz listed.  This sets the file
modification times to match those on the master site and makes it
easier to see what is newer.  The -v gives you verbose output.
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