Rsync basic question

Michael Homscheidt Michael.Homscheidt at
Tue Oct 24 12:12:05 GMT 2006


thanks for the input: I changed my commands acc. your hints and it 
works. Before I go on I have another question. Is it possible with these 
both commands and the configured module to access it from two clients so 
that every client can first update the contents of /Applications/Scripts 
(the module) with the newest files (if available) and then update the 
contents of the local /Aplication/Scriptsß


Matt McCutchen wrote:

> On 10/20/06, Michael Homscheidt <Michael.Homscheidt at> wrote:
>> - If I get the data back from the module the directory /Applications/
>> Scripts/Applications/Scripts is created.
>> [...] (server to client) rsync --relative --recursive  --archive --
>> compress --stats --perms --times $MODULE  $DIRECTORY
>>     where $ DIRECTORY is /Applications/Skripte an $MODULE is the
>> configured module
> Your current client-to-server command sends /Applications/Scripts on
> the client to a /Applications/Scripts subdirectory inside the module
> because you used --relative, which recreates the path of the source
> inside the destination.  Your server-to-client command copies the
> entire module to $DIRECTORY; since the module contains a subdirectory
> /Applications/Scripts, naturally rsync creates a corresponding
> subdirectory inside $DIRECTORY.
> If you meant to send /Applications/Scripts to the root of the module,
> remove --relative from the client-to-server command.
> Otherwise, you want to download the /Applications/Scripts subdirectory
> of the module instead of the entire module, which means the source in
> the server-to-client command should be $MODULE/Applications/Scripts/
> instead of $MODULE .  Furthermore, --relative will recreate the
> Applications/Scripts path info from the source inside $DIRECTORY,
> which will give you the same problem, so remove --relative from the
> server-to-client command.  The resulting command would be:
>    rsync --archive --compress --stats $MODULE/Applications/Scripts/ 
> (I left off --recursive, --perms, and --times because they're included
> in --archive.)
> Matt


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