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Mirroring the FreeBSD Web Pages

It is possible to mirror the FreeBSD web pages www.FreeBSD.org. This can be done using a program called rsync. rsync is a software package in the Ports Collection for distributing and updating collections of files across a network.

Running rsync

If you keep your mirrored FreeBSD web pages in the directory /usr/FreeBSD-mirror and are owned by the user "fred", then run the following command as user "fred":

     $ rsync -vaHz --delete rsync://bit0.us-west.freebsd.org/FreeBSD-www-data/ /usr/FreeBSD-mirror/

This will mirror the FreeBSD web pages into /usr/FreeBSD-mirror. You can install this into fred’s crontab, so that it runs once a day.


Last modified on: January 26, 2021 by Sergio Carlavilla Delgado