RSYNC unidirectional connection

Wayne Davison wayned at
Tue May 16 15:00:48 GMT 2006

On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 03:31:39PM +0200, philippe.zenhaeusern at wrote:
> My Question: Is it possible to configure rsync with ssh to do this (one
> direction sync)?

This is what rsync does -- a one direction sync.  You can use it to push
or pull, just change the order of the source and destination args.  The
only complicating factor is if you need to specify multiple source args
and pull at the same time, but this is discussed in the ADVANCED USAGE
section of the man page:

    rsync -av host:'dir1/file1 dir2/file2' /dest


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