How To Install lsyncd on Fedora 23

Lsyncd 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 Fedora 23. For Fedora 22, visit this tutorial. If you’re on another operating system, you can find instructions for installing lsyncd on Ubuntu 14.04 and CentOS 7
  • We’ll be working as root on a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 23 server.

Step #1: Install lsyncd

First, we’ll adhere to best practices by ensuring that the list of available packages is up to date:

dnf -y update

Now, we can install lsyncd with:

dnf -y install lsyncd

Step #2: Example Configuration File Locations

Example configuration files can be found in the following directory:


A basic configuration can be found in lrsync.lua:


To view or edit lrsync.lua:

vim /usr/share/doc/lsyncd/examples/lrsync.lua

In vim, remember to press “a” to enter text insertion mode; pressing the escape key (Esc) on your keyboard returns you to command mode. For a refresher on editing files with vim, see New User Tutorial: Overview of the Vim Text Editor. If vim is not installed on your OS, you can follow our tutorial on installing vim at How to Install VIM (Visual editor IMproved) on Fedora 23.

The lsyncd configuration file is written in Lua. Learn more about the Lua programming language at

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