copy dirs. subdirs, symlink, but not files
michael.renner at gmx.de
Mon May 17 14:34:30 MDT 2010
On Monday 17 May 2010, aurfalien at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been messing around with needing to duplicate a dir tree minus
> its file contents.
> What i would like to achieve is to rsync dirs, subdirs and sym links
> of dirs excluding files.
some time ago I wrote a shell script to clone a file system structure. It does
not handle symlinks (the idea is good) and was written for solaris. If you
use Linux you have to ajust the 'ls' order in the scriptpart somehow.
Be sure that all the users and group exists at the target side. If not please
use my script 'userclone' to create them
> My first experiment was to simply do dirs and subdirs;
> rsync -a -f"+ */" -f"- *" source destination
> Worked like a champ.
> However I'm unsure how to include or exclude sym links from this so i
> rsync -a -f"+ */" -f"- * -l" source destination
> Which breaks everything and copies all data, dirs, subdirs, sym links
> and files.
> Any ideas?
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