Posted Nov 21, 2005 22:10 UTC (Mon) by tjw.org
In reply to: rsync?
Parent article: CLI Magic: Simple backup is Mirdir (Linux.com)
Heh, it's not even close to rsync.
It's slightly more advanced than 'cp -a' because it supports exclude lists and does some checking to make sure every file isnt' copied every time. However, it doesn't look like it does anything advanced when examining the directories like rsync does. From the mirdir manual:
Counter of bytes to be compared in files which look equal.
-s Compare the full content of files, ignoring -t option if
Also it doesn't appear to support ssh tunneling (or any network capability).
I seriously question the experience level of the person who writes the CLI Magic series. Assuming the target audience is novices, why not show them how to use a much more useful tool that is probably already installed on their machine instead of sending them off on a wild goose chase?
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