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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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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.

-A num

Specify the minimum number of inodes that rdist requires.

-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.

-D

Debugging mode.

-f file

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

-F

Execute all commands sequentially, without forking.

-l options

Specify logging options on the local machine.

-L options

Specify logging options on the remote machine.

-m machine

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

-M num

Do not allow more than num child rdist processes to run simultaneously. Default is 4.

-n

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

-ooptions

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

chknfs

Suppress operations on files that ...

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