Benjamin R. Haskell
rsync at benizi.com
Fri Mar 26 01:05:37 MDT 2010
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010, Vitaly V. Ganusov wrote:
> However, it seems like a very messy way to sync a given file (by
> excluding bunch of other files that are not needed). Would you suggest
> a better way? Could you suggest a simple way/script to generate such
> a file (see attached) with only a few files being included in the
> rsync line?
If you want to transfer only certain files, just list them in a file (relative
to the source directory), and use the --files-from= argument.
E.g., create the file 'test.files'
==== test.files =====================================
Then, using your example: (\'s to avoid mail splitting)
rsync -aunvz --delete -e ssh --files-from=test.files \
Unless I'm mistaken, you can include directories.
If that's not what you meant (a list of specific files), you might just
be interested to know that you can use '*' to exclude everything not
e.g., where you had:
> + .mozilla-thunderbird/
> + .mozilla-thunderbird/afc5fv2p.default/
> + .mozilla-thunderbird/afc5fv2p.default/abook.mab
> + .mozilla-thunderbird/afc5fv2p.default/storage.sdb
> - .mozilla-thunderbird/afc5fv2p.default/ImapMail
> - .mozilla-thunderbird/afc5fv2p.default/Mail
> - .mozilla-thunderbird/afc5fv2p.default/lock
> - .mozilla-thunderbird/afc5fv2p.default/extensions
You could simplify that to:
(The last line *doesn't* exclude abook.mab or storage.sdb)
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