Question on --include-from option.

Loris Serena lserena at
Thu Aug 14 02:12:02 EST 2003

Hi Wayne...

OK, it works now.
So, would it be correct to say that the "source" is the path of the --include-from file?

Thanks again,


Wayne Davison wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 04:43:44PM +0100, Loris Serena wrote:
> > The command was actually split on two lines by the mailer! ;-(
> I know, that still doesn't give you a destination since the
> --include-from option is just a filter on the source.  If the
> ppukweb8:/tmp/loris is your actual destination, then you need to insert
> the source in front of it (it's assumed to be the source since it is the
> first arg on the line).
> > What I'm doing here is basically some testing with the --include-from
> > option.
> Have you read the manpage?  All include directives are relative to the
> source.  Like this:
> /tmp/rsync-include-file:
> + /testrsync1/
> + /testrsync2/
> + /testrsync3/
> - /*/
> rsync -azv -e ssh --stats --include-from=/tmp/rsync-include-file /tmp/loris/ ppukweb8:/tmp/loris
> > Plus, I'd like to push this rsync copy from one box to other six
> > boxes.  Is there a smart way of doing this simultaneously, or do I
> > have to script a for loop for every different destionation host?
> If the 6 boxes stay in lock step without ANY chance of divergence, you
> can use the batch processing (see the man page).
> ..wayne..

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