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From Bevan Arps <>
Subject Re: cross-platform rsync?
Date Thu, 27 Sep 2001 20:55:45 GMT
At 13:23 27/09/2001 +0200, Eric Smith wrote:

>My question is:  Is there a 'clean' cross-platform solution (obviously 
>preferably based in Java)
>for syncing files across file systems?

Ahh - perhaps I'm missing something here.

You say that the files are available on a Unix share - why not use the 
built in copy task to do the synchronize? It includes smarts to only copy 
when necessary:

 From the Ant Manual, on Copy:

"Copies a file or Fileset to a new file or directory. Files are only copied 
if the source file is newer than the destination file, or when the 
destination file does not exist. However, you can explicitly overwrite 
files with the overwrite attribute."

I've been using this to "synch" directories and it works very quickly, only 
copying changed files.


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