How do you exclude a directory that is a symlink?
rsync-list-m829 at sizone.org
Fri Mar 3 15:48:51 UTC 2017
Considering you cant INCLUDE a directory that is a symlink... which would
be really handy right now for me to resolve a mapping of 103 -> meaningful_name
for backups, instead im resorting to temporary bind mounts of 103 onto
meaningful_name, and when the bind mount isnt there, the --del is emptying
meaningful_name accidentally at times.
I think both situations could benefit from a --resolve-cmd-line-links switch
to resolve COMMAND LINE-SUPPLIED symlinks.
On Fri, Mar 03, 2017 at 07:41:10AM -0500, Steve Dondley said:
>A thousand greetings,
>I'm trying to rsync a directory from a server to my local machine that has
>a symbolic link to a directory I don't want to download. I have an
>"exclude" option to exclude the symlink which works fine. However, if I add
>a --copy-links option to the command, it appears to override my "exclude"
>directive and the contents of the symlinked directory gets downloaded
>I suspect I need some kind of --filter option. I read the documentation (or
>at least tried do) regarding the --filter option but a mortal, casual user
>like me could not make heads or tails of it.
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