Stephen Liu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > On Monday 15 March 2004 04:10, Bill Campbell wrote: > >> I would do this with two rsync runs from one machine >> >> cd $directory >> rsync -e ssh -vaurP ./ $remote:$directory >> rsync -e ssh -vaurP $remote:$directory/ . > > Hi Bill, > > Is the option > -P --partial -- progress > means 'incremental' ???
"-P" is the same as specifying both "--partial" and "--progress". "--progress" means to show a progress meter. Normally, if you interrupt rsync while it is transferring a file, rsync will delete the partially transferred file. If you give the "--partial" option, it will not do that. The advantage of specifying "--partial" is that you can interrupt it in the midst of transferring a 1G file, and then you can resume the transfer later. > What will be difference between > './ $remote:$directory' and '$remote:$directory/' This question does not make sense. You should ask for the difference between './ $remote:$directory' and '$remote:$directory/ .'; note the trailing period. If you say "rsync a b" then this means copy from a to b, if you say "rsync b a", then this means copy from b to a. In the above case, "a" was "." and "b" was "$remote:$directory" ... Explaining the trailing slash is more difficult. I just remember a rule of thumb: if you want to copy directories with rsync, always specify a trailing slash. On both the source and the destination. Of course, "man rsync" has the full story... Kai _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"