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Old 09-22-2007, 01:21 PM   #1
Geminias
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looking to create a script that...


I need a script that will sync two directories.

Directory1: file1 dir1
dir1: file2

Directory2: file3

After running the sync script the two directories would look like:

Directory1: file1 file3 dir1
dir1: file2

Directory2: file1 file3 dir1
dir1: file2

If this is an easy script to write could someone write one... I know some bash but I'm struggling to write this script bc I don't know enough.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 01:51 PM   #2
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Code:
#!/bin/sh
DIR1=/path/to/dir1
DIR2=/path/to/dir2

for i in $DIR1/* ; do
cp -Rup $i $DIR2/$i
done

for i in $DIR2/* ; do
cp -Rup $i $DIR1/$i
done
Something as simple as this should work. Please test it first before depending on it to work perfectly.

Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 09-22-2007 at 01:52 PM.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Thank you GrapefruitGirl,

there was one minor problem, here's a working version:

Code:
#!/bin/bash

#Script to synchronize two directories

DIR1=path/to/dir1
DIR2=path/to/dir21

for i in $DIR1/* ; do
cp -Rup "$i" "$DIR2/`basename $i`"
done

for i in $DIR2/* ; do
cp -Rup "$i" "$DIR1/`basename $i`"
done

Last edited by Geminias; 09-22-2007 at 02:08 PM.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 02:09 PM   #4
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Hey cool I'm not great with bash either; can ALWAYS learn something new. Thanks!
 
Old 09-22-2007, 05:28 PM   #5
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I'm not sure why this script doesn't work for an nfs mounted folder. Could someone explain/offer a solution?
 
Old 09-22-2007, 05:54 PM   #6
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Are you sure you have permission to write to the nfs mounted folder?
 
  


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