using rsync to transfer only files and not sub-directories

Meeaz zaeem.masood at
Wed Sep 17 13:19:30 GMT 2008

Thanks. We have:-

rsync  version 2.6.3  protocol version 28

Does the "-d" option work for the version above?


Matt McCutchen-7 wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-09-16 at 12:30 -0700, Meeaz wrote:
>> I am trying to rsync contents of a directory while making sure that
>> "only" files under that directory are synched and "not" the contents
>> of any sub-directory under that dir. I know that I will have to use
>> the include/exclude option but not sure how.
> The following will copy the subdirectories themselves but not their
> contents:
> rsync -d SRC/ DEST/
> If you don't want the subdirectories at all, do this:
> rsync -d --exclude='*/' SRC/ DEST/
> Matt
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