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Old 05-29-2009, 12:08 PM   #1
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copying files

Is there a way to copy files between to servers the question is, i have modified files on one server in a bunch of different directories. Now Id like to just them not the rest of the files to the other server. I have tagged all the changes with a comment in the files. There are many files and many directories thatthese files sit in and dont want to copy each one at a time. Any help is appriciated!!
Old 05-29-2009, 12:17 PM   #2
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There are easier ways to share these files:
  • mount the directory remotely using nfs
  • mount the directory remotely using sshfs
  • use an RCS, like svn, git, mercurial or bazaar
  • even rsync can help here
Old 05-29-2009, 12:24 PM   #3
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If you've commented them, you could very easily script a solution to check the files for that comment, if true, copy it with somehting like 'scp' (Though should you do that, you'll probably want to set ssh logins to certificate, not password, else you'll still have to put the password in each time)
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rsync will allow you to sync only files that have changed. Furthermore, you can do it using blank ssh keys. rsync is also used very much on web clusters for the same exact reason of syncronizing files over multiple clusters. Google rsync.


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