Rsync File listing

Paul Slootman paul at
Fri May 11 16:50:40 GMT 2007

On Fri 11 May 2007, Travis Quarterman wrote:

> Paul, this solution of redirecting the files into /tmp does not contain the
> contents of the files on remote host, since I wanting to store the files and
> there content on local machines I not sure this is will work.
> On 5/11/07, Paul Slootman <paul at> wrote:
> >
> >On Fri 11 May 2007, Travis Quarterman wrote:
> >> Subject: Rsync File listing
> >
> >> Can someone assist me in using rsync to ssh into a remote server to
> >obtain
> >> the file listing? As it appears I have some files on a remote server
> >that I
> >> need to pull, however there are many files in the remote server
> >directory,
> >> to why I am wanting to only pull a certain (-mtime -1).

> >I would suggest first doing:
> >ssh remoteuser at martins 'find server*/adhoc/remotedir* -mtime -1 -print >
> >/tmp/rsync-list'

If you want the list locally, then change the above to:

ssh remoteuser at martins 'find server*/adhoc/remotedir* -mtime -1 -print' > locallist

> >and then
> >/usr/local/bin/rsync -avz --delete --rsync-path=/usr/local/bin/rsync
> >--files-from=:/tmp/rsync-list remoteuser at martins:/home/remoteuser
> >/local/dir/

change the above to:

/usr/local/bin/rsync -avz --delete --rsync-path=/usr/local/bin/rsync --files-from=locallist remoteuser at martins:/home/remoteuser /local/dir/

I'm not quite sure what you meant with your other reply...

PS: please reply under the relevant bits, it gives some context to what
you're referring, making it easier to reply.  And edit out irrelevant

Paul Slootman

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