Files getting excluded.. don't understand why?
dwd at bell-labs.com
Fri Feb 1 04:36:24 EST 2002
On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 12:47:41AM -0600, Dustin Puryear wrote:
> I am trying to use rsync along with find to quickly copy changes to mirrors
> for some web sites. The basic idea is:
> 1 look for files newer than X >> export-file
> 2 rsync --include-from=export-file remote-server:/remote-path
> Simple enough. Unfortunately, I can't get this to work. Step 1 works well
> enough. However, when I use rsync it appears that rsync is excluding the
> files I added via export-file. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Here is
> the command I am using:
> rsync -vvv -e ssh -r --include-from=$TOCOPY localhost:/home/dpuryear/testdir2
Problem 1: you need to specify both source and destination directories.
Problem 2: by default all files are included, so adding a --include-from
doesn't do anything unless you also finish it with an --exclude '*'.
Problem 3: doing an --exclude '*' will also exclude parent directories so
you will need to explicitly include all parent directories. I'm
planning on writing an option to rsync called --files-from that will
permit specifying an explicit list of files and avoid includes and
excludes but I haven't been able to get to it yet.
Please read the rsync.1 man page section "EXCLUDE PATTERNS" carefully.
- Dave Dykstra
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