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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: how to contribute feature of unknown popularity
Date Thu, 15 Jul 2010 11:43:27 GMT
On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 07:27:57AM -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 6:34 AM, Stefan Sperling <> wrote:
> > Why don't you use rsync, which was designed to solve exactly this problem?
> And, at last check as part of an attempt at an rsnapshot based backup
> system, it hangs on open files.

That is a Windows problem. Windows cannot handle deletions of files that
are open. The rsync windows ports should have special logic to deal with
this. If they don't, that needs to be fixed.
(Or even better, Windows should be fixed...)

> > I think that using a high-quality sync tool such as rsync is definitely
> > a better solution to the problem you're trying to solve.
> I'm mystified about using export on his core server. Do a checkout and
> svn update to a something like "SRCDIR" on the core server, to avoid
> the "this file is locked" issue, and use "rsync -av --exclude=.svn
> /SRCDIR/ REMOTEHOST:/TARGETDIR/" syntax to push only that updated
> code.

What is the "this file is locked" issue?

There is no difference between checkout and export, except that
export does not create the .svn directories.


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