Tue Dec 9 02:27:21 EST 2014
For people who use bash(1) or ash(1) in unix/linux.
To extract do this:
$ cd /
$ tar -xzf srtools.1.1.tar.gz
$ man srdist
Which puts files in (see listing further below):
This suite has:
sr tools ; simple remote file distribution tools
; simple remote command, login, vi too
rcs tools ; simple submit, copy, move rcs tasks in a breeze
; search for late-checkins (neeeding to check in)
; pretty compare revision histories to find likeness
; srtools knows if files are rcs files, and if using
; rcs-gz, can do all same using file,v.gz too
mk_host_based ; for mass renaming / soft linking files or dirs to
; host based files and dirs, for advanced users only
; srtools understands file->file.host and
; dir.host->dir making host based files a breeze
union ; complement, intersect simple pipe lists aids
Also: use of these to keep hand written files revisioned and distributed is
an alternative to long nightly "incremental computer backups" , a time saver ,
saves time restoring , and a ton of disk space as well.
srdist (had) meant simplified rdist(1)
A few plain text files needed which contain preferences (mostly host names):
/etc/all-loc ; path where srtools(1) files live
/etc/hosts.equiv.srdist ; use for quicker temporary network
/etc/hosts.srdist ; EXCEPT this, leave as hosts.srdist
/etc/networks.srdist ; use for quicker temporary network
/etc/profile.srdist ; optional , for rs(1) lvi(1) to work
/etc/rhosts.srdist ; copy to $HOME/.rhosts see rsh(1)
Noted above, most are typical /etc/files using file.srdist to avoid clobbering.
Only /etc/all-loc and ~/.rhosts are actually "required".
For the complete suite to work these popular unix tools , which used to be
but today sometimes are not installed, should be installed:
bash(1) , rsh(1) , rsync(1) , rcs(1)
also: sed, awk, find, and several commonly pre-installed utils
If your rcp or rsync doesn't work then read The Network Administrator's Guide
(nag) on the internet, see: The Linux Documentation Project's website.
For info on using RCS/file,v.gz transparenty with both rcs(1) and srtools, just run "fix_rcs-gz [ start | stop ]" and gzip any you need to. doing so can be a huge saver on what already is a big savings as to keeping revisions (rcs saves by patch(1) based storing and retrieving).
srdist uses "rsync --rsh=RSH ..." , which assumes you have a recent
rsync that assumes SSH may be installed (likely this is so). The
substitution tells rsync to use rsh not ssh but should be optional.
host based. ie, file contains host address, then across mult. hosts
file should not be clobbered, thus file->file.host
mk_host_base for mass renaming should ONLY be used by advanced users
who have thoroughly read the scripts: otherwise rename files or
dirs should by done by hand. host-based is optional to use.
note if one uses complicated options in complicated situations
that some srtools are not well tested for such and really meant for
simple use with options applied in simple manner. if you do so
please make sure it works first.
The materials made by this author are all rights reserved to author and are not
public domain (yet) , so please do not plagiarize or sell the materials.
However feel free to use them , also feel free to use ideas found within as is
a typic al right of being invited to read them, which you are welcome to.
Use is strictly "as-is".
(less checked) firstname.lastname@example.org
(less checked) email@example.com
srtools (1.4.3) beta; urgency=low
* rcs-gz had quoting issue for ash(1), fixed
* revised example profile.srdist to be more plain / compat
-- John Hendrickson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:27:37 -0500
srtools (1.4.2) beta; urgency=low
* rcs-gz had shell re-expansion issues of cmdline, revised
note: good idea not to use wierd filenames using any sh wrapper
use "fix_rcs-gz start|stop" to stop before using problemed args
* changed dorev default log $MESSAGE to "empty_log_message"
-- John Hendrickson <email@example.com> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:09:43 -0500
srtools (1.4.1) beta; urgency=low
* rcs-gz didn't re-gzip at finish, fixed
-- John Hendrickson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:11:55 -0500
srtools (1.4) beta; urgency=low
* added optional gz support, ie RCS/file,v.gz
(same code except checks for gz file name if turned on to do so)
-- John Hendrickson <email@example.com> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:32:56 -0400
srtools (1.3) beta; urgency=medium
* no changes for srtools
* last edit to shorten complement was not complete so reverted, fixed
-- John Hendrickson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:02:46 -0400
srtools (1.2) beta; urgency=medium
* no changes for srtools
* intersection (not used by srtools) used unkownable behavior, fixed
relied on good input (to avoid double processing) which was
tech. right at the time, but for distribution was not a good idea
-- John Hendrickson <email@example.com> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:05:26 -0500
srtools (1.1) stable; urgency=low
* Initial release (of materials made a while ago in use for years)
-- John Hendrickson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 07:17:35 -0400