rsync does not copy hidden directories

Martin Pool mbp at
Thu Sep 13 18:45:18 EST 2001

On 12 Sep 2001, Michelene Chon <mchon at> 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.

What command line are you using?  That's not the normal behaviour, but
you could achieve it using exclude options.


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