rsync using wildcard (*) character

Meeaz zaeem.masood at
Thu May 29 18:00:16 GMT 2008

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the reply. Can you quote an example of "include" rule please?

Matt McCutchen-7 wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 06:57 -0700, Meeaz wrote:
>> We are using rsync version 2.6.3 and do not intend to upgrade to the
>> latest version. I am using the following command:- rsync -arv
>> --files-from=./myfile /app/dd/gesb user at rrslx905:/var/log/hhsb I want
>> to mention the file list in the "myfile" as follows:- ABCD/cdef/xyz*
>> (Considering there are more than one files existing with names
>> beginning with xyz) Once I try to transfer files using rsync using the
>> command above, I get an error saying rsync: link_stat "ABCD/cdef/xyz*"
>> failed: No such file or directory (2) Shouldnt it read all the files
>> with names beginning with xyz and start transferring? Please help 
> On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 15:10 +0100, Steven Hartland wrote: 
>> the lines in the file specified to --files-from are actual file names
>> and not patterns so if you want all files starting with xyz then you
>> must specify them all.
> Steve is right.  Meeaz, if you don't want to list all the files, you
> could select the files you want using include/exclude rules (which
> support wildcards) instead of a --files-from file.
> Matt
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