rsync recursion question
dwd at bell-labs.com
Fri Oct 26 00:31:19 EST 2001
On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 04:31:06PM -0500, Justin Banks wrote:
> >>>>> "Dave" == Dave Dykstra <dwd at bell-labs.com> writes:
> Dave> On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 02:26:29PM -0500, Justin Banks wrote:
> >> >>>>> "Dave" == Dave Dykstra <dwd at bell-labs.com> writes:
> Dave> The filename paths that the exclude algorithm sees are relative to the
> Dave> destination path, they do not include it. It should work if you use
> Dave> --include "/bob**". The slash at the beginning does not indicate the
> Dave> root of a filesystem, it indicates "match only the beginning of a
> Dave> path".
> >> It doesn't, unless I'm misunderstanding what you're saying.
> >> rsync -a --ignore-errors --delete --include "/bob**" -exclude "*"
> >> /tmp/empty/ user at 10.55.11.130::module/tmp/foo/bob
> >> results in everything in /tmp/foo being removed.
> Dave> I don't understand how it can affect anything above the destination
> Dave> directory you give; you should be giving a destination directory of
> Dave> /tmp/foo. Is that what you meant? I tested it and it worked for me.
> It's not that it affects /tmp/foo itself, it's that it removes /tmp/foo/*, not
> just the one I want to remove. It does give a destination of /tmp/foo, but I
> want to keep /tmp/foo/bleen, and remove /tmp/foo/bob.
I think you misunderstood me. Your destination in the above command is
user at 10.55.11.130::module/tmp/foo/bob
but in the previous message it was
user at 10.55.11.130::module/tmp/foo/
It should be the one without the "bob" on the end, and I can't see how
anything can be affected in the module/tmp/foo directory if you've got
"bob" on the end.
- Dave Dykstra
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