Include / Exclude question
dwd at bell-labs.com
Thu Sep 27 23:59:44 EST 2001
On Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 09:17:03AM +0300, Coroiu Cosmin Marius wrote:
> Dave Dykstra wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 12:18:31PM +0300, Coroiu Cosmin Marius wrote:
> > > Hello all !
> > > I want to save some of the directories and files from my home dir.For
> > > that I create a new directory where I moved the file for sync and I made
> > > some symlinks to the dirs which I want to include in sync.The hidden
> > > directoris (like .netscape) are not included in sync. How can I say to
> > > rsync to include these directories too and how can I exclude a list of
> > > directories (I have .mozilla too and I don't want do synchronize the
> > > cache dir from .netscape and .mozilla ) ?
> > Have you checked the man page for --include and --exclude?
> > If you want rsync to copy files that are on the other end of a symlink,
> > you'll need to use -L.
> > - Dave Dykstra
> Hello Dave ,
> I used already the -L option and it works but only for symlinks with
> other name than .name ..All this symlinks (.netscape , .mozilla ) are
> not included in synchronization.If I rename them it works ...That it's
> my question : how can include hidden dirs and symlinks ?
Normally rsync will not skip "." files. Send me your complete rsync
command line and the ls -l listings of your symlinks. If your whole reason
for the symlinks is to control what to include and exclude, chances are
you can skip the symlinks completely and just use --exclude.
- Dave Dykstra
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