[Bug 2418] New: --files-from= does not seem to be implemented but is in man rsync

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Thu Mar 3 23:39:05 GMT 2005


           Summary: --files-from= does not seem to be implemented but is in
                    man rsync
           Product: rsync
           Version: 2.6.2
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at samba.org
        ReportedBy: support at servelocity.net
         QAContact: rsync-qa at samba.org

--files-from= does not seem to be implemented but is in man rsync

[root at raq2 tmp]# rsync -av -e ssh --files-from=/tmp/file .
rsync: on remote machine: --files-from=-: unknown option
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1087)
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes read so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(342)
[root at raq2 tmp]#

However strangely it cares if the file exists
# rm /tmp/file

[root at raq2 tmp]# rsync -av -e ssh --files-from=/tmp/file .
failed to open files-from file /tmp/file: No such file or directory
rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at options.c(753)
[root at raq2 tmp]# 

As an alternative I tried using --include-from=/tmp/file but then if I put /root
in the file even with the -R option it does not preserve the directory structure
but put alls the subdirectories in root just into the local destination directory

I had success instead with multiple --exclude= statements

Hope this helps and I haven't wasted anyones time :(

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