[CentOS] how to replace files only if larger
rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Mar 27 12:53:18 UTC 2007
I am consolidating a lot of files. I have archives of Internet drafts,
from over the years.
I just pulled down all the current Internet Drafts.
I want to mv all my other stored IDs to this current directory ONLY if,
they are larger.
You may be aware that when a draft is expired, a small file is left in
the directory for some time with content like:
"This Internet-Draft has been deleted. Unrevised documents placed in the
Internet-Drafts directories have a maximum life of six months. After
that time, they are deleted. This Internet-Draft was not published as
an RFC. "
If I have the actual draft, I would like it to replace this little tab.
But if the draft is still available, then my old archive will tend to
have a newer date, as I use to grab IDs via FTP which would date my copy
the date I grabbed them. I built my current directory with wget with
the -m option, which perserves the original file's date...
I would even be willing to do this with Nautilus, but so far it just
tells me the file exists in the target directory and do I want to
Thanks for any help you can provide...
Just had a 'nasty' thought. By using mget -m to maintain my IDs
directory, all my efforts would be for naught, as the deleted message
file will have a newer date than my copy of the original draft and
Got to think some more on this......
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