Update to PoC||GTFO rsync mirror sync script

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So I made some changes to the script we use to update the mirror:

  • It’s now cross-platform! Yay! (Sorry, Windows pythoners; I get lazy and tend to just use var1/var2 paths instead of os.path.join’s. That’s been fixed. No idea if it actually works on Windows, though.)
  • I changed to the alchemistowl mirror as it was the only one that didn’t seem to lag ages behind on getting 0×15 out (It was released today! Yay!)
  • It now uses a sqlite3 backend. I know, I know, but it means the data about issues is available to other future applications.

And I guess I never explained what each of the files were. Here’s a sexy table.

FILE WHAT IT DO
index.html The index.html upstream
ISSUES An “Index” of current issues in a format easily visually parsed, with curl, etc.
md5sums.bsd The MD5 hash checksums of the issues in BSD’s native format
md5sums.gnu The MD5 hash checksums of the issues in GNU’s native format
pocogtfo.sqlite3 The SQLite3 DB of issues
pocorgtfo##.pdf The actual issues
README Some notes from me (this mirror’s maintainer)
sha256sums.bsd The SHA256 hash checksums of the issues in BSD’s native format
sha256sums.gnu The SHA256 hash checksums of the issues in GNU’s native format
update.py The script that parses the upstream mirror and downloads any new/missing issues

So yes, you can start from a totally empty directory and run update.py and it will generate/download all the above for you (except for the README file – you have to write that yourself!).

If you want to mirror from us, however, please just use rsync – it’ll be easier on both our network connections. :) (DID YOU KNOW THAT we’re the only PoC||GTFO rsync mirror?? It’s true!)

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