--compare-dest; I'm missing the boat
soltys at ziu.info
Thu Jan 15 23:09:06 GMT 2009
Harry Putnam wrote:
> I must be seriously misunderstanding the man page coverage of
> --compre-dest. My take was that if a file in compare-dest=dir
> matches a file in SOURCE/ then it won't be transferred to DEST/.
> I tried this test. (d1 has single files and 2 subdir with files)
> cp -a d1 d1a
> mkdir d2
> rsync -avv --compare-dest="./d1a" d1/ d2/
> d1a is carbon copy of d1 but still every last file in d1 is copied to
If you specify DIR as a relative link, it will be taken as relative to
destination dir. That's probably the culprit here.
cp -a d1 d2/d1a
rsync -avv --compare-dest="./d1a" d1/ d2/
...should do the thing. Or just specify DIR as absolute.
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