I would find it useful if you could select which files you wanted
to mirror. Sort of a selected download list. Maybe if I edit the
02packages.details.txt.gz list to only contain the modules I want.
It would be a 1-stop download for the latest versions of all
modules I use.
If you only want to upgrade the modules you use, then you don't want a CPAN mirror. Just go to CPAN.pm and enter "r" to see what modules are out of date.
Of course, you could add a regex match in the loop that mirrors individual modules if you wanted. Beware that this will then delete the other modules you may have downloaded to that tree before.
-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker