[CentOS] unison versus rsync

Rainer Traut tr.ml at gmx.de
Sun Jan 17 22:44:47 UTC 2010

Joseph L. Casale schrieb:
>> Another feature of rsync modules that can be useful is that each module can
>> specify a user and group thus one can rsync user directories between
>> systems where the user names are the same but uid and gid may differ.
> I have been looking at this all morning. Is there any way to auth with keys
> or something unique so I can script this securely? Iiuc, the only auth is done
> through these rsync user/pass pairs unless you do it with hosts etc.

rsync already defaults to ssh as transport but with
$ rsync -e 'ssh -i keyfile'
you can use rsync with a ssh key.


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