On Mon, Mar 15, 2004, Kai Grossjohann wrote:
>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...
I find this is a bit tricky, and non-intuitive. If I do:
rsync -var ./ system:dest/
Everything in the current directory is copied to the remote directory as it
appears in the current directory.
rsync -var subdir system:dest/
copies subdir to system:dest/subdir
rsunc -var subdir/ system:dest/
copies subdir/* to systems:dest
I often have use the ``-n'' option first to make sure it's going to do what
I want before doing the real transfer.
Incidently if one leaves off the trailing ``.'' for the destination when
copying from a remote system to the current directory, rsync will show what
it will copy if you have it set for verbose output, but won't do the copy.
rsync -vaP remote:/path/\*.sh
This will show which files it would copy
rsync -vaP remote:/path/\*.sh .
This will do the copy.
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