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What are some good ways to move file from a development site on a linux server to another linux server (which would be production). I will be working from a Vista system. Basically, I'd like to just doubleclick a batch file or something along those lines to initiate the copy. Thanks!

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You can script Windows command-line FTP and put it in a batch/cmd file. See here and here for detailed instructions.

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Thanks! That was exactly what I was looking for. – patricksweeney Apr 25 '10 at 16:54

from the dev server:

$rsync avz /path/to/your/content otherserver:/path/to/your/content

set up ssh public keys and it will copy without a password. many linux distros have a script ssh-copy-id which automates this:

$ssh-copy-id otherserver
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Now would I be able to trigger this by a batch file on my local Vista system? – patricksweeney Apr 25 '10 at 2:10

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