Newbie syntax question on --include-from option

Max Bowsher maxb at
Fri Feb 14 07:05:13 EST 2003

Loris Serena wrote:
> rsync -azv -e ssh --stats --include-from=rsynclist.txt host-one:

You've only got a source here, no destination.

> and rsynclist.txt looks like
> + /export/home/user1/dir1/dir2/dir3/
> + /export/home/user1/dir2/dir3/dir4/
> + /export/home/user1/dir3/dir4/dir5/
> + /export/home/user1/dir4/dir5/dir6/
> + /export/home/user1/dir5/dir6/dir7/

Remember that the default is to include. If you have no excludes, then
everything will be included anyway.

> Basically what  I am looking to achieve is NOT to specify a directory
> after the semicolon after "host-one",


> because I want to sync files from the
> source box
> EXACTLY to the same directory on the target box.

... won't do this. No directory = home directory, not root directory.


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