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RE: Ouput directory other than source directory

On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, Darko Krizic wrote:

> > The Debian web site currently uses "make install" to copy all the *.html
> > files etc. to a different directory.  Two reasons that I can think of are:
> I "wmk" the pages on one machine and copy the files using "sitecopy -u bsb"
> with the WebDAV protocol to a WebDAV-enabled Apache (Apache + mod_dav). In
> ./.sitecopyrc I can specify rules what files to exclude like *.wml,
> Makefile, .wmlrc, .wmkrc.
> I think this is the most elegant solution.

Ok, building and mirroring is something i understand. But could someone
explain the benefits of putting output files in a different directory than
the source file (that's what the subject means).

I want to know if it is worth i try to ease such manipulations.

PS to juh: there are lots of mirror.pl worldwide. One comes from
           Try wget (from any GNU archive) too.

Denis Barbier
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