Man Linux: Main Page and Category List


       getls-lR - get ls-lR files from FTP server for mirror use


       getls-lR [--help] [--version] SITE RPATH LPATH


       getls-lR,  getls-lR.exp  and are three example scripts each
       of which perform the same function but  using  different  libraries  or
       languages. They are examples of how to use the ls-lR files generated on
       remote FTP servers by mkls-lR to  keep  a  local  copy  of  the  remote
       directory  listing  up  to date with minimal download volume.  Your FTP
       mirror program or script must be able to use such a local  copy  or  be
       modified to use it before getls-lR is useful.

       These  scripts  log into FTP server SITE anonymously or from a ~/.netrc
       file, request the file RPATH.times and then from this  and  file  LPATH
       decide   whether   to:   do  nothing  as  LPATH  is  up  to  date;  get
       RPATH.patch.gz and patch LPATH; or FTP RPATH.gz and replace LPATH.

       Please see for details of patches to allow version 2.9  of
       Lee McLoughlin’s perl script mirror to use these ls-lR files.  getls-lR
       and workalikes are for systems which do not have Lee’s  mirror  2.9  or
       cannot  use  it  and as an example of how to modify a mirror program to
       use mkls-lR’s output like mirror 2.9 can.

       getls-lR is a perl  script  which  uses  Lee  McLoughlin’s  and  from  directory /usr/lib/mirror Linux hostname and GNU gunzip
       and patch.

       getls-lR.exp is an expect script which uses an ftp client  program  and
       GNU  gunzip  and patch.  It is the fastest and uses the least memory of
       the three scripts. is a perl script which uses Net::FTP  and  Net::Netrc  from
       the standard perl library and GNU gunzip and patch.


       getls-lR  would  normally  be  started  by  cron several times a day to
       ensure the local copy of the remote ls-lR is up to date when the  local
       mirror program wishes to use it.

       getls-lR /pub/ls-lR /home/ftp/pub/remote_ls-lR
              Download  ls-lR.times  from directory /pub and
              then do nothing or download either ls-lR.patch.gz and  patch  or
              ls-lR.gz  and replace local file remote_ls-lR in local directory


       --help Display help message then exit.

              Display version and copyright message then exit.


       mkls-lR(1), cron(8), crontab(1),  mirror(1),  ftp(1),  ftpd(8),  ls(1),
       diff(1), gzip(1), date(1), at(1), tzset(3), wu-ftpd(8).

       mirror-lslR.html  describes how Lee McLoughlin’s Perl script mirror can
       use ls-lR.patch.gz and ls-lR.times.


       Ian Maclaine-cross  14th September 1999