Please HELP: rsync to create directory symbolic links

Vincent Dao Vu at
Fri Sep 13 19:45:01 EST 2002


Currently I have to recreate the directory tree of my entire database 
and also rebuild all directory symbolic links. I just figure out how to 
recreate the directory tree without copying all the files over. I used:
rsync -av --include "*/" --exclude "*" gridpt/ $BACKUP/gridpt
This command creates the directory structure (tree) of the entire 
database udner gridpt (it doesn't copy files). But this command also 
ignores those subdirectories which are symbolic links to other 
directories. I cannot figure out how to rebuild all the directory (not 
file) links. Is there any option of rsync that I can use to carry out 
this purpose?

Thanks a lot for your time reading my email. I'm looking forward to your 


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