Re: Browsing offline filesystems
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 11:47:12AM -0700, Paul E Condon wrote:
> On 2009-02-10_12:56:53, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > Is there a tool that I can use to browse an offline file system, ie,
> > to cache it's directory structure and have it browsable? I have a
> > small home network with a laptop, and often I need to know what's on
> > any particular machine that is not present at the moment.
> The -s option in cp makes it create soft links rather than a actual
> copy of leaf files. You can use this to create a pure softlink copy
> of whatever structure you are interested in, and then copy this to
> the other computer. You will get on the other computer, the whole
> structure with each actual file represented by a broken softlink.
But the permissions would be not useful, with all bits set, e.g.,
lrwxrwxrwx 1 ken ken 27 2009-02-10 10:04 Quote.pdf -> ../Quote.pdf
Seems like this might need another step to represent the permissions
> This is like what you might get with tree, but the visual and keystoke
> interaction will be entirely the same as if you were searching on
> the computer where the data really is. Except that ... you find a
> broken link rather than the data. But now you know its there, and
> what you need to do to get it.
> I haven't done it, but I think it will work.
> Try it and let me know. I'm interested in finding out. ;-)