exclude everything and include directories

Tim Conway conway at us.ibm.com
Fri Feb 27 20:29:43 GMT 2004

cat listofwhatyouwant |while read item
rsync -options "$item" "destination:`dirname $item"
if you want each directory and below, a recursive goes into the options 
(explicitely with "r" or implicitely with "a").
I used to have to do something similar to that all the time, as we were 
using sub-functional NAS devices (anybody ever hear of Maxtor?) and 
couldn't complete a sync in a single run - makes --delete nearly useless.

BTW:  Martin, Tridge, Wayne, et. al. - I'm back!  That was way too long of 
a "vacation".

Tim Conway
AIX System Administration
Contractor - IBM Global Services
conway at us.ibm.com

Don Shesnicky <dshesnicky at enqsemi.com> 
Sent by: rsync-bounces+conway=us.ibm.com at lists.samba.org
02/26/2004 03:20 PM

rsync at lists.samba.org

exclude everything and include directories

Anyone? Even a yea or nea at this point would be appreciated.



I'm trying to update some laptops from a large server directory for an
EDA app.

Most of the time I just rsync the entire directory and exclude the odd
item. In this case it's the reverse where I want to exclude everything
but include  only the odd directory. I thought it'd be easy but can't seem
to get the exclude then include options correct. It seems that when you
exclude everything you then need to include file by file. Can anyone
point me in the right direction?


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