Rsyncd and Environmental Paths

Jerome Hollon jerome at
Mon Mar 16 20:43:37 GMT 2009

I have this in my rsync.conf
    path = /home/$USER/backup
    use chroot = no
    monge symlinks = no
    uid = wendell
    gid = wendell
    read only = no
    list = yes
    auth users = wendell
    secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.secrets
But rsync doesn't seem to interpret the $USER. I've also tried this with $HOME and '~' with no luck. I want to be able to back up to the folder 'backup' that will be in the users homefolder when a user is backing up remotely to the rsync daemon.

How can I do this?
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