--link-dest not working?

Parke Bostrom parke.bostrom at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 20:34:40 MST 2009

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 7:27 PM, Matt McCutchen <matt at mattmccutchen.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-12-07 at 19:21 -0800, Parke Bostrom wrote:
>> Why is rsync with --link-dest not working as I expect it to in the
>> following example?
>> rsync -a --link-dest=a a/ b/
> >From the man page:
> --link-dest=DIR
> [...] If DIR is a relative path, it is relative to the destination
> directory.
> So you need to pass --link-dest=../a .

Thanks!  That's it.

I thought I tried it with absolute paths and relative paths, but I guess not.


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