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Development Tools

Ben Os
Ben Os
20,008 Points

Rsync course - an idea that sounds good to you?

I offer Treehous to develop an Rsync course that could be under development tools.

Of course, This course is aimed to Linux CLI users and this should be noted well.

I only suggest it, without aiming to open a discussion but I encourage anyone to reply if it wants this course as well. With enough demand, the Treehouse team will seriously consider it.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

I'm not sure Rsync warrants an entire course.

But it might make a good workshop, or be part of a larger "linux tools" course. There are several tools like rsync that people might not be familiar with, or are only familiar with a limited set of their extensive options.

Ben Os
Ben Os
20,008 Points

I thought about an rsync workshop but came to the conclusion it probably won't meet the didactance standards in Treehouse. I get the impression that basic work with rsync has a steep learning curve and a course with quizes and code exercises is the best fit, in a similar way that Git got a course.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

I'd agree that rsync has extensive options and usage modes. And I admit I frequently need to consult the manpage when I use it. But it's not git in either complexity or popularity.

I see your point, but I'd still like to see it in a "tools" course that covered other things as well. It could still have an entire stage with quizzes and challenges.