[tex-live] An RSYNC question

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 16:20:12 CET 2008

On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 10:52 AM, Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)
<P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:

> Preparing to do a from-CTAN-mirror-on-DVD install
> on Sunday, I am currently refreshing the CTAN h/d
> mirror on this machine.  The mirror was created using
> Wget, but is now being refreshed using RSYNC.  Can
> anyone explain why RSYNC creates one extra level of
> directory, as in
>        D:\TeX>rsync -av --delete
> rsync://rsync.tex.ac.uk/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
> CTAN\systems\texlive\tlnet\2008\
> If used as-is, that incantation creates a 2008 directory
> /under/ the existing one, so instead I have to use
>        D:\TeX>rsync -av --delete
> rsync://rsync.tex.ac.uk/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
> CTAN\systems\texlive\tlnet\


Rsync is fussy about trailing path delimiters -- the manual
explains with a series of examples.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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