prevent newer file from being written on

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Tue Sep 4 09:21:43 GMT 2007

On Tue 04 Sep 2007, OOzy Pal wrote:
> I am using this to sync two dir
> rsync -a -v -r orig/ new \
> --exclude "" \
> --exclude "a1"
> Now, how can I prevent files in the orig dir from overwriting newer
> file in the new dir?

A simple search for "newer" in the manpage shows as first hit:

    -u, --update          skip files that are newer on the receiver

Paul Slootman

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