- 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 lsyncdFirst, we’ll adhere to best practices by ensuring that the list of available packages is up to date:
dnf -y updateNow, we can install lsyncd with:
dnf -y install lsyncd
Step #2: Example Configuration File LocationsExample configuration files can be found in the following directory:
/usr/share/doc/lsyncd/examplesA basic configuration can be found in lrsync.lua:
/usr/share/doc/lsyncd/examples/lrsync.luaTo view or edit 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 http://www.lua.org/docs.html.