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in reply to Comparing checksums of local/remote files.

Did you look at 'rsync'?

It will do what you want and more, while saving bandwidth.

Recently i use it to synchronize my laptop with anything else.

There is no real need for installation, but you need to have the executable in each machine. It works on most platrofms (unix/win)
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RE: Re: Comparing checksums of local/remote files.
by hydo (Monk) on Aug 30, 2000 at 23:01 UTC
    Yea, I know about it but the problem is that I cannot have ANYTHING installed on these machines. The administration is (*uugh*) outsourced. I'm still waiting on getting DBI installed on one of the devel machines. Suck!
      ...On the same line of thought:

      If you still want to use rsync, then you can have your script copy it over on /tmp and run it from there.

      On Solaris it takes 200k and on linux 135k, so it's not a big deal.


      Needless to say, it would still be nice to have a similar perlish method :)