rsync equivalent of 'cp -al' ?
cgdennis at btinternet.com
Tue Jun 18 09:49:52 MDT 2013
On 18/06/13 15:02, Kevin Korb wrote:
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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 .
Thank you Kevin.
I'd forgotten that --link-dest needed a relative path. This works for me:
rsync -Haxv --stats --link-dest ../dir1 dir1/ dir2
The / on the end of the second dir1 is, of course, essential.
> 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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Chris Dennis cgdennis at btinternet.com
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