[Mageia-discuss] Watching the mirror grow

Juergen Harms Juergen.Harms at unige.ch
Mon Mar 7 18:36:21 CET 2011

 > Well, there is the rss feed of sophie for that

Sure, and I do not doubt the quality of the servers. But, with the time 
needed for the first web page to come up, I already have the result of 
the script on my screen (and I would still need to browse to the result 
I want). The script simply serves a different purpose: instant (well...) 
access to a context known beforehand rather than step by step browsing 
(technically speaking: an "ftp ls" is incomparably faster than 
displaying and responding to a sequence of web pages - primarily for me, 
but also for the server).

Talking about time: writing the initial script took less than 10 minutes 
and was fun - adding command-line arguments and options took some more 
time and some less fun, but came later and at second thought. And, no, I 
have no interest in verifying the good sync between servers (-

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