Rdist is a program to maintain identical copies of files over multiple hosts. It preserves the owner, group, mode, and mtime of files if possible and can update programs that are executing.
|Tags||Software Distribution Software Distribution Tools Systems Administration|
|Operating Systems||POSIX BSD HP-UX IRIX Linux Solaris|
Release Notes: This release is now once again distributed under the BSD License. It has much improved portability through use of GNU autoconf (configure). It can safely encode file names with special characters. It has file compression during transmission, and a new -o updateperm option to update permissions instead of transmitting the entire file. $RDIST_OPTIONS is now checked and parsed for options. $RDIST_RSH is used if set as the remote shell program to run. Protocol debugging output is much improved. This release has the latest security bugfixes. (3+ years worth of bugs have been fixed).