Better way to mirror CPAN locally?

Jason Clifford jason at
Mon May 7 13:35:12 BST 2012

On Mon, 2012-05-07 at 13:21 +0100, gvim wrote:
> I currently use the script listed below, provided by Randall Schwartz, to mirror CPAN locally as I spend a lot of time Perl-ing without an internet connection. With CPAN now totalling around 2GB I'm wondering if there isn't a more efficient method as this script doesn't use any kind of rsync method and I end up just downloading the whole 2GB every time.

Why don't you use rsync?

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