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I have several images uploaded worth 1GB on the remote server that I want to download locally, but not continuously.

I tried using rsync reading its (excellent) man page but found repeated protocol issues and gave up. (There is some problem with rsync when bashrc is changed. I cant in good mind edit or change my bashrc just for this.)

What are the other alternatives to sync a folder unidirectional, but incremental.

FYFI, the following is the rsync command I used

rsync -e ssh -avz Desktop/Malnad2/
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It's a bit hazy what exactly you mean with "continously" and "incremental". – towo Jul 17 '09 at 9:50
And this didn't work because rsync didn't like your .bashrc?? – innaM Jul 17 '09 at 10:24
Manni: Yes. Thats what I found by googling. – Lakshman Prasad Jul 17 '09 at 11:01
Maybe your question should be "How do I fix my problem with rsync?" Instead of "How do I find another tool besides rsync because I can't make rsync work?" – davr Jul 17 '09 at 19:51
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Well, you could just work with wget --continue --mirror.

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Exactly. But how. Thanks in advance! – Lakshman Prasad Jul 17 '09 at 10:09

export RYSNC_RSH=ssh rsync -avz user@:

If that does not work, what is the error you get?

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