gnu --target-dir, how to fake with rsync?
matt at mattmccutchen.net
Sun Oct 11 02:26:38 MDT 2009
On Wed, 2009-10-07 at 04:40 -0700, Martin Scharrer wrote:
> I agree with both above points. However, I would also vote for adding such
> an option to rsync.
> This should not be to difficult and would come in handy.
I'm not convinced of the need for a --target-dir option. Do you have an
example in which it would be significantly cleaner than --files-from?
> About the mentioned use of the option --files-from:
> Sanjeev's earlier example:
> find ./ -type file -mindepth 3 -print0 | xargs -r0 cp
> --target-dir=/home/sam/stuff/otherstuff/morestuff -
> can be adapted to rsync like this:
> rsync -0 --files-from=<(find ./ -mindepth 3 -type f -print0)
> if you are using the BASH shell. Otherwise you have to write the output of
> 'find' into a temp file and use this for --files-from.
No, you can use stdin, as the man page description of --files-from
find ./ -mindepth 3 -type f -print0 \
| rsync -0 --files-from=- /home/sam/stuff/otherstuff/morestuff
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