rsync using wildcard (*) character

Meeaz zaeem.masood at
Thu May 29 19:07:40 GMT 2008

Hi All,

If I run the following command using include option, it does not copy the
first file from under "/opt/bea/test " directory

rsync -arv --include /opt/bea/test/z* ddef at rclok95:/var/log/Wlog/TEST

Note that the rest of the files are copied. Where am I going wrong?


Meeaz wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> Thanks for the reply. Can you quote an example of "include" rule please?
> Rgds
> 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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