Newbie: What does -e do?

Eberhard Moenkeberg emoenke at
Sat Aug 5 23:06:49 GMT 2006


On Sat, 5 Aug 2006, Jeffrey Ellis wrote:

> Just starting out, and have read through the man and several web page
> tutorials, and I don¹t quite understand some of the options (guess I¹ll ask
> about those as I get to them).
> The first I see pretty often is ­e. Can someone explain what this does?

lxi001:26 01:06:14 ~ # man rsync | grep "\-e, "
         -e, --rsh=COMMAND           specify the remote shell
lxi001:26 01:06:26 ~ #

Cheers -e
Eberhard Moenkeberg (emoenke at, em at

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