How to avoid copying empty directories?

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Thu Nov 29 05:38:21 EST 2001

On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 04:03:58PM -0800, btang at wrote:
> rsync -avu --include 'tmp1/*/*.c' --include "*/" --exclude "*" tmp1 tmp2
> The above command copies all the empty directories under tmp1/ . Is there
> any way to avoid it?

Currently the only way is to explicitly include the parent directories
you want instead of --include "*/".

- Dave Dykstra

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