Rsync question

Judith Flo jflo at
Thu Jun 30 07:09:58 GMT 2005

first of all excuse my bad english...
you didn't let me answer you ...
Well, i've been just working with rsync also, and want to use
the --files-from option and write the same command.
And my question is: wouldn't it be the "correct" behavior to
provide just one file with the --files-from without writting a
source dir?
I mean, the content of the files-from file shows the sources which
i want to rsync so, why do i have to provide anything else?
It was just my point..
Thanks, and again excuse my english...

Dimond, Carol wrote:

> Hi - Nevermind - I got this to work...  still need the source dir - thanks
>     -----Original Message-----
>     *From:* Dimond, Carol
>     *Sent:* Thursday, June 30, 2005 12:07 AM
>     *To:* 'rsync at'; 'tridge at'
>     *Subject:* Rsync question
>     Hi there - various web pages indicated that the emails on the To
>     lines could be used for general questions
>     so what the heck ... I'm having a problem getting a specific rsync
>     option to work..
>     I am trying to copy a  list of files via rsync - the man pages
>     indicate the --files-from option should work
>     but I cant seem to get this to work
>     the syntax I'm using is
>     rsync -vpgut --stats --bwlimit=50000 --no-relative
>     --files-from=/tmp/DBA_TST.RSYNC_LST  /work/dba_arch/DBA_TST/
>     but I get an error that I cant seem to intrepet - nor find ANY
>     examples of a proper files-from syntax
>     /ctltest02:/tmp> rsync -vpgut --stats --bwlimit=50000
>     --no-relative --files-from=/tmp/DBA_TST.RSYNC_LST 
>     /work/dba_arch/DBA_TST/
>     rsync  version 2.6.2  protocol version 28
>     Copyright (C) 1996-2004 by Andrew Tridgell and others
>     ....../
>     /Please see the rsync(1) and rsyncd.conf(5) man pages for full
>     documentation
>     See // for updates, bug reports, and answers
>     rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at options.c(730)
>     /
>     // 
>     Thanks in advance
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