Help needed with filtering rules - how to copy named director ies only

Wed Oct 19 14:41:16 GMT 2005

Hi Wayne,

What would be really nice, and I imagine quite easy from a coding
perspective would be to allow the user to apply a regex match on the full
pathname of the files being transferred.

Anyway, thanks for your confirmation - I have worked around this problem.


David Carter-Hitchin.
Royal Bank of Scotland
Interest Rate Derivatives IT
135 Bishopsgate

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-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Davison [mailto:wayned at] 
Sent: 18 October 2005 21:02
Cc: 'rsync at'
Subject: Re: Help needed with filtering rules - how to copy named
directories only

On Tue, Oct 18, 2005 at 01:03:17PM +0100, CARTER-HITCHIN, David, FM wrote:
> The only way I can think around this is to run on the source server
> "find /apps/IRDtools/pkgs -name lib -type d" and pipe the output of
> that into an rsync "--files-from=-".

Yes, that's the only solution that avoids creating a lot of empty dirs
at the moment.  The closest you can get with include/exclude rules is
something like this:

+ */
+ lib/*
- *

That would copy the immediate contents of all "lib" dirs, and also the
entire hierarchy of directories.  If you want all the contents from the
subdirs under "lib", you would need to change "lib/*" to "lib/**".


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