[OS X TeX] Unix expert help needed

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Thu May 24 18:47:08 EDT 2007

On May 24, 2007, at 5:17 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> This is so simple with tar, compared to zip, that it's hard to  
> believe no-one found it before:
> 	tar jcf --exclude __MACOSX --exclude .DS_Store <archive> <source(s)>
> 	tar zcf --exclude __MACOSX --exclude .DS_Store <archive> <source(s)>
> And it's easy to add more --exclude patterns.

Thanks Peter, I personally use rsync for tasks like this because of  
the bandwidth that is saved by incremental updates, but if you are  
directly uploading a tape archive or have an inordinate amount of  
binary files, this way does work best.

CTAN supports rsync I believe. I would try it twice to see if it  
works better with rsync.

Suppose you were uploading your files to http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex- 
archive/info/examples/Math_into_LaTeX-4/ and you just had to go and  
change something in the file quickbeamer1.tex, then a quick rsync  
would only update that one file for you.

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