On Sat, Oct 28, 2006 at 06:18:44AM +0930, Malcolm Kay wrote: > On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 03:15 am, Gary Kline wrote: > > People, > > > > Weeks ago I tried this *without* the --exclude flags and > > overwrote DOT file that I didn't want to. Iust rechecked > > this use of rsync, saving important files from my work server > > elseswhere, and see that some files or directories are being > > listed and copied over. IDoes anything obvious jump out here? > > > > gary > > > > > > > > # > > ## test2ethos.sh > > # > > > > rsync -Cptuvaz -n -e "ssh -i > > /home/kline/.ssh/tao_XXXYYYZZZ-id" \ --exclude > > /home/kline/.zlogin \ > > --exclude /home/kline/.zshrc \ > > --exclude /home/kline/.zhistory.* \ > > An ambiguous argument to the --exclude > option /home/kline/.zhistory.* will need to be quoted . . . > --exclude '/home/kline/.zhistory.*' \ > > otherwise it is expanded by the shell before reaching rsync > and then only the first referenced file is preceded by --exclude. > So instead of being excluded the transfer of the rest of the > expansion is emphasised. I don't know how rsync will then deal > with subsequent options.
Hm, I didn't think I saw .ctwm.. Or .mozilla. Thanks much; I'll play around and see. gary > > > --exclude /home/kline/.ctwrm \ > > --exclude /home/kline/.mozilla \ > > --exclude /home/kline/.evolution \ > > --exclude /home/kline/4zip/ \ > > --exclude '/home/kline/www/' \ > > /home/kline [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/home/kline > > if [ $? = 0 ] > > then > > echo "rsync transfer went okay: tao to ethos" > > else > > echo "rsync failed to ethos from /home/kline"|mail > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] fi > > Malcolm > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" -- Gary Kline Seattle BSD Users' Group (seabug) | [EMAIL PROTECTED] Thought Unlimited Org's Alternate Email Site http://www.magnesium.net/~kline To live is not a necessity; but to live honorably...is a necessity. -Kant _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"