How to Install lsyncd on CentOS 6

Reading Time: < 1 minutelsyncd is an rsync-based tool that monitors specified directories (including subdirectories) for updates and modifications, then syncs those changes to a specified destination.
Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the lsyncd on CentOS 6.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Step 1: Add the EPEL Repository
lsyncd is part of Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL), which is a community repository of non-standard packages for the RHEL distribution. First, we’ll install the EPEL repository, for directions see How to enable EPEL repository?
Step 2: Install lsyncd
First, you’ll follow a simple best practice: ensuring the list of available packages is up to date before installing anything new. yum -y update At this point, installing lsyncd is as simple as running just one command: yum -y install lsyncd
Step 3: Example Configuration File Locations
Example configuration files can be found in the following directory: cd /usr/share/doc/lsyncd-2.1.4/examples A basic configuration can be found in lrsync.lua: /usr/share/doc/lsyncd-2.1.4/examples/lrsync.lua For a refresher on editing files with vim see: New User Tutorial: Overview of the Vim Text Editor To view or edit lrsync.lua: vim /usr/share/doc/lsyncd-2.1.4/examples/lrsync.lua The lsyncd configuration file is written in the programming language Lua. Learn more about Lua here: http://www.lua.org/docs.html
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