There's a mirror script that is distributed with python (it's buried in one of the example directories) that works but doesn't handle symbolic links. Now that the perl memory leak problem has been repaired, the perl one is a lot more tolerable. It used to take extra swap space to run it. Bruce -- Pixar Animation Studios: Reality is not our business. Pixar's "Toy Story" $184,592,498 domestic, $49 million overseas and counting.