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RE: Copy command copies directories I don't want

From: Tim Nelson
Subject: RE: Copy command copies directories I don't want
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 11:34:31 +1000 (EST)

On Thu, 25 Aug 2005, Ed Brown wrote:

And splitting up the files into all kinds of different subdirectories is 
probably not scalable either.
Are you actually using this approach? It seems to me like uou will end up with 
a new branch for each class combination/permutation
and figuring out what is where and whether all the files are where the belong 
will be a pain... Or am I wrong?

If your idea is to put every file that you need copied to your clients
under one file-system-mirror directory tree and use multiple copy
statements that differ only in the includes/excludes/filters, I've one
word of advice: don't.  This is REALLY not scalable.  Besides the
limitations of those parameters that you've already fought with, what do
you do when you need two different versions of the same file?

I don't think there's one way to organize your sources.  But absolutely
you will want a structure that reflects to some degree classes that you
have defined (or hard classes).

He's adding stuff to the end of the filename. So, for example, say we want file foo on servers that are both mail servers and web servers, we get this:

Mark (msa) solution:

Tim templating solution:

Naturally I like mine better, but his solution should work just as well if that's the way he wanted to do it (unless I've missed something). The disadvantage to his way is, he'd have to modify the templating code to get it to do that, instead of just downloading and using it.

The only problem with his is if he ever wants a file that's actually named t.__class__ and it strips the stuff off the end.

But now he knows why I like "find . -name 'foo*'" and that sort of thing.


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Tim Nelson
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