rsync --server command line options

Ken Chase rsync-list-m829 at
Tue Oct 9 14:29:30 UTC 2018

. is the 'current directory' notation in unix.

.. is the parent directory.


On Mon, Oct 08, 2018 at 01:57:09PM -0700, Parke via rsync said:
  >I ran the following commands:
  >rsync /tmp/foo remote:
  >rsync remote:/tmp/foo .
  >On the remote computer, the following commands were executed:
  >rsync --server -e.LsfxC . .
  >rsync --server --sender -e.LsfxC . /tmp/foo
  >Does anyone know, what is the meaning of the three dots/periods in the
  >above two commands?  The first command ends with two dots (". .") and
  >the second command has one dot (namely, the dot before /tmp/foo).
  >(Yes, I know that --server and --sender are intended for internal use
  >only.  Despite that, I want to try to get two rsync children to talk
  >to each other over a pipe created by a non-rsync parent.)
  >Thank you,
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Ken Chase - Heavy Computing Inc. - Guelph Canada

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