Re: FTP server: ls-lR file and mirroring
email@example.com (Amos Shapira) wrote on 30.03.97 in <199703301642.TAA00470@birnam.dsi.co.il>:
> Kai Henningsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> write:
> |Second, it seems that currently, the ls-lR file doesn't mention itself.
> This |means that it might not get mirrored.
> Aren't you supposed to run "ls -lRa" locally anyway after downloading?
> Otherwise, your site might too contain an ls-lR.gz file which doesn't
> reflect its contents.
I'd certainly prefer a mirror to have the original directory, _and_ to be
reasonably up-to-date (so that the only differences will be by local
An FTP mirror is just a way to do caching. I'm not very interested in
knowing the contents of the cache; I prefer to know the contents of the
Besides, if everyone does their own listing, the time stamp problem is as
bad as with doing the ls yourself.