Rsync and /dev

Kenneth Jacker khj at
Sun Feb 20 17:43:27 GMT 2005

[Debian sarge/testing; linux-2.6.8; rsync-2.6.3]

Are there any problem using 'rsync' to copy /dev (and /.dev under a
2.6.x linux kernel)?

Should those dirs be copied in a default 'rsync' configuration?

Might there be a *standard* global configuration file that is
excluding /dev and /.dev?

These questions arise in my use of 'systemimager' to replicate machines ...

Thanks for any ideas!
Prof Kenneth H Jacker       khj at
Computer Science Dept
Appalachian State Univ
Boone, NC  28608  USA        

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