rsync equivalent of 'cp -al' ?
kmk at sanitarium.net
Tue Jun 18 09:53:09 MDT 2013
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The -H there isn't needed and could only cause increased memory usage.
On 06/18/13 11:49, Chris Dennis wrote:
> On 18/06/13 15:02, Kevin Korb wrote: 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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