rsync does not copy hidden directories

Francis Stevens Francis.Stevens at
Thu Sep 13 18:17:38 EST 2001


We use rsync (2.4.6) a lot and it copies dot-directories for us.  I 
suspect you've
got a problem with the command line you're using, the following is an 
of what we use:-

rsync -ae "ssh -C -x" --delete machine_a:/home/ /backups/machine_a/home/

all the usual dot-directories in the home directories are copied.

Francis Stevens

Michelene Chon wrote:

>We are using rsync and have noticed that it fails to copy hidden
>directories. I looked through the doc and it doesn't look like there's a
>flag to get rsync to not skip hidden (dot) directories. Am I missing
>something or is this By Design? If By Design, I think it should be changed.
>Michelene Chon
>Manager, SCM (Software Configuration Management)
>GetThere, a Sabre company
>mchon at
>Phone: (650) 752-1794
>Cell: (650) 208-4172

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