O'Reilly logo

Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Name

rdist

Synopsis

                  rdist [options] [names]

System administration command. Remote file distribution client program. rdist maintains identical copies of files over multiple hosts. It reads commands from a file named distfile to direct the updating of files and/or directories. An alternative distfile can be specified with the -f option or the -c option.

Options

-a num

Do not update filesystems with fewer than num bytes free.

-c name [login@]host[:dest]

Interpret the arguments as a small distfile, where login is the user to log in as, host is the destination host, name is the local file to transfer, and dest is the remote name where the file should be installed.

-d var=value

Define var to have value. This option defines or overrides variable definitions in the distfile. Set the variable var to value.

-f file

Read input from file (by default, distfile). If file is -, read from standard input.

-l options

Specify logging options on the local machine.

-m machine

Update only machine. May be specified multiple times for multiple machines.

-n

Suppress normal execution. Instead, print the commands that would have been executed.

-o options

Specify one or more options, which must be comma-separated.

chknfs

Suppress operations on files that reside on NFS filesystems.

chkreadonly

Check filesystem to be sure it is not read-only before attempting to perform updates.

chksym

Do not update files that exist on the local host but are symbolic links on the remote host.

compare

Compare files; use this comparison ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required