docsnap lives!

Pav Lucistnik pav at
Thu Aug 18 13:04:47 UTC 2005

What is Docsnap?

Docsnap is a new rsync repository for easy updating of installed FreeBSD
documentation (/usr/share/doc). The files there are a little different
then the files built as part of www build (static URLs). Content is
updated hourly.

Why rsync?

To use the main advantage of rsync - to only transfer the differences!

How do I use it?

rsync -rltvz /usr/share/doc/

Rsync lives in net/rsync port.

Want more info?

What's there left to do?

Perhaps a FreeBSD port that would install some simple script called
"docsnap" to call the rsync line above? Feels too trivial to me -

Perhaps adding a few lines about this to official docs once the bugs are
ironed out. Comments?


Juraj Lutter for providing me with account on
Roman Divacky for tossing the idea and pushing me to implementing it

Pav Lucistnik <pav at>
              <pav at>

You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some
watery tart threw a sword at you.
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