where is backup-dir rooted?

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Tue Jun 22 23:59:57 MDT 2010

On Tue, 2010-06-22 at 18:12 +0100, Alan Chandler wrote:
> if I have
> rsync -a --delete --backup --backup-dir=/some/backup/path 
> /path/to/my/files/ another-machine::module/my/backup/
> where is /some/backup/path rooted? if is was instead some/backup/parth 
> (without the leading slash) where is it rooted, does a trailing slash 
> have any relevance?
> I am assuming that "something" is related to another--machine, but can 
> it be a module specification followed by a directory, or must it just be 
> a directory under the same module as the destination directory?

--backup-dir interprets paths the same way as the --*-dest options.  A
relative path is relative to the destination directory, and an absolute
path is absolute to the module when pushing to an rsync daemon.


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