On Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at 06:00 AM, thelist-request at lists.evolt.org wrote: > > > At 02:02 PM 3/16/2004, Mark Gillingham wrote: >> My organization uses a host for its website, which has few extras >> (e.g., >> httrack, rsync). I want to use httrack to prepare a static site from >> different sources and then upload that site daily. Better if I only >> upload >> files that had actually changed. I can't run httrack directly on the >> public host, so what are my options for ftp--that is I use httrack >> locally >> and the transfer the site tree to the public host? Tech support tells >> be >> that ftp is my only choice. I bet someone has already solved this >> problem. > > Use rsync, with it you can push the files from your local httrack > "compiled" copy up to the remote host. Rsync can be set to only > uploaded > changed files, as well as, delete files from remote that do not exist > locally. > > I would use rsync if I could. Our host does not allow a shell and does not supply rsync or httrack. I think the only thing to do is script ftp to check the date of each file in a local directory tree (where the updated site resides) and send any files to the host that are newer. I'm looking for a script to do just that since it would take me a long time to muddle through it myself.