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Date:      Tue, 8 Dec 2015 01:19:33 +0200
From:      Anton Sayetsky <>
To:        Patrick Hess <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions Mailing List <>
Subject:   Re: Synchronizing directory hierarchies via SFTP
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2015-12-07 23:13 GMT+02:00 Patrick Hess <>:
> Hi,
> what command-line tool could you recommend if you were in the need
> to synchronize a complete directory hierarchy from your local system
> to a remote server via SFTP? In the past, I was always able to use
> tools like cpdup or rsync for this kind of job, but this time SFTP
> is the only game in town.  :-(
> I actually had a hard time finding anything useful. The only thing
> that came up so far is, which compiles fine on
> FreeBSD and does exactly what I need. Unfortunately, there doesn't
> seem to exist a port yet. There's net/csync2, but that's completely
> unrelated to
> So before I go and create a new port for csync, is there anything
> similar already available in the ports?
Do you have a shell or only SFTP access? rsync supports SSH natively.

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