do not update dirtimes on --include='*/' --exclude='*'
markc at unifiedgroup.com
Mon Mar 11 15:18:24 MDT 2013
I'm trying to do something that did not sound difficult, but no option I've
tried seems to be working. I apologize in advance if I'm missing something
I need to sync only directories from one tree to a similar, but older tree
*without* updating the modtimes of directories that already exist in the
destination. Or phrased the other way, I want to entirely skip transferring or
updating directories that already exist in the destination, without regard to
modtime. Right now I'm using something along the lines of:
rsync -nav --no-t --numeric-ids --relative --include='*/' --exclude='*' \
I've also tried messing with --checksum, --ignore-existing, and --size-only to
get rsync to ignore modtimes but I think most of what I'm trying is intended to
work on files and not dirs.
In case you want to know... The use case is that I'm trying to get rsnapshot to
work with rsync --detect-renamed, and so need to pre-populate new directories
to the destination to get partial dir to operate for the rename detection...
Since rsnapshot calls the preexec script and *then* rotates you end up adding
the dirs to the previous snapshot too even though they did not exist when it
was taken. I'm working on a specific method that would avoid this.
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