Syncing multiple sub-directories to one directory

Rob Campbell robcampbell08105 at
Thu Oct 1 02:46:48 UTC 2020

Except some of those dir have subdir such as WhatsApp and DCIM has multiple
subdirs too. I would rather do it all with rsync though.

On Wed, Sep 30, 2020, 12:54 PM Wayne Davison <wayne at> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 4:46 PM Rob Campbell wrote:
>> Thanks for your help.  What you provided didn't work for me because that
>> still placed things in subdirectories.
> Ah, that's what you were trying to do. Your original email sounded like
> you just didn't want it to recurse into subdirectories.
> An easier solution than what you ended up with is to specify a trailing
> slash after the dir names since that tells rsync you want to copy the
> content of a directory rather than the directory by name:
> rsync -riv --progress --include '*.jp*g' --include '*.png' --include
> '*.dng' --include '*.raw' --include '*.nef' --exclude '*'
> /my/phone/root/dir/{Duo,DCIM,WhatsApp}/ /my/backup/directory/for/images/
> ..wayne..
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