Alternatives to rsync

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Sat Oct 22 12:22:10 UTC 2016

Hi, Reference:
> From:		"reko.turja--- via freebsd-ports" <freebsd-ports at>
> Reply-to:	reko.turja at
> Date:		Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:39:45 +0300

"reko.turja--- via freebsd-ports" wrote:
> One of my users is needing rsync like functionality to transfer changed 
> contents of some directories between couple of machines. As rsync 3 isn't 
> open source, but GPL3 it's out of question in order to keep the system 
> untainted.
> The software should be relatively lightweight - no fullblown 
> mirroring/backup is needed. Also hints how to achieve similar ends using 
> maybe tar/ssh might do.
> -Reko 

I've used use /usr/ports/net/rdist6 for decades, similar to but a big
improvement on rdist, rdist was in BSD src/ back I recall in UCB-4.2.

Samples:	(also called from ./Makefile)

Julian Stacey, BSD Linux Unix Sys Eng Consultant Munich
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