problem getting just a single dir !
wayned at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Feb 11 18:02:06 EST 2002
On Sun, 10 Feb 2002, Nishikant Kapoor wrote:
> I am trying to fetch a single dir using the following command but all I
> get is a empty dir:
> rsync -av www.myServer.com::myStuff --include=myDir --exclude=* .
Includes are tricky that way -- you told it to just include the
directory, but you didn't tell it to include anything within the
directory. This is because --exclude=* excludes everything at every
level that didn't get explicitly mentioned (I'm assuming you protected
the '*' so that it didn't get expanded by the shell).
The easiest way to accomplish what you want is to do to just name the
directory without using the include/exclude options:
rsync -av www.myServer.com::myStuff/myDir .
If you want to use include & exclude, you could do this:
rsync -av www.myServer.com::myStuff --include=/myDir --exclude=/* .
This tells rsync to only exclude the items at the base of the path that
are not myDir, not all items at all levels. Alternately, you could do
rsync -av www.myServer.com::myStuff --include=/myDir** --exclude=*
Where you explicitly include everything within myDir (the "**" matches
slashes, so it includes subdir content as well, and the initial '/' is
required for it to match the whole path).
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