how can I find out whether a file is still being written? How can I tell rsync not to copy files which are still being written?
Thanks to some great tutorials around I managed to set up a rsync cron job, backuping files from a very
remote machine to my computer.
Now, on the remote machine there's a program running which writes data out in files and also, once in a while, creates a new file, closing the old one. I would like to copy only closed files, i.e. files that are not being written into any more. Otherwise I'd copy lots of data many times: As long as the file is still written, and a last time only once the file is closed. That's not what I want since the connection is very slow. Any ideas?
Thank you already in advance!