Syncing multiple sub-directories to one directory

Rob Campbell robcampbell08105 at
Sun Oct 4 22:20:53 UTC 2020

My deepest apologies.  I had an inotify running that anytime something was
added to that directory it would run a script that was doing my original
sync of pulling in all the directories and images.  After turning that off,
I was able to see your line work as you said it should.  Thank you very
much and again, I apologize for mistakenly stating the code you provided
didn't work.

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On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 10:46 PM Rob Campbell <robcampbell08105 at>

> 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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