rsync equivalent of 'cp -al' ?
kmk at sanitarium.net
Tue Jun 18 08:02:48 MDT 2013
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rsync -vai --lin-dest=/path/to/source/ /path/to/source/ /path/to/target/
Note that if you try it with relative paths the link-dest will be
relative to the source not .
On 06/18/13 09:39, Chris Dennis wrote:
> Hello rsync people
> I thought I knew how to use rsync, but I can't work out how to use
> it to do the equivalent of
> cp -al dir1 dir2
> where dir1 and dir2 are both local and on the same disk.
> In other words I want to make dir2 a copy of dir1, with every file
> hard-linked to its counterpart in dir1.
> Why not just use cp? Because I want to be able to do it as a user
> who has sudo permission to run rsync but not cp.
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