Considering you cant INCLUDE a directory that is a symlink... which would be really handy right now for me to resolve a mapping of 103 -> meaningful_name for backups, instead im resorting to temporary bind mounts of 103 onto meaningful_name, and when the bind mount isnt there, the --del is emptying meaningful_name accidentally at times.
I think both situations could benefit from a --resolve-cmd-line-links switch to resolve COMMAND LINE-SUPPLIED symlinks. http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/153262/get-rsync-to-dereference-symlinked-dirs-presented-on-cmdline-like-find-h /kc On Fri, Mar 03, 2017 at 07:41:10AM -0500, Steve Dondley said: >A thousand greetings, > >I'm trying to rsync a directory from a server to my local machine that has >a symbolic link to a directory I don't want to download. I have an >"exclude" option to exclude the symlink which works fine. However, if I add >a --copy-links option to the command, it appears to override my "exclude" >directive and the contents of the symlinked directory gets downloaded >anyway. > >I suspect I need some kind of --filter option. I read the documentation (or >at least tried do) regarding the --filter option but a mortal, casual user >like me could not make heads or tails of it. > >Thanks. >-- >Please use reply-all for most replies to avoid omitting the mailing list. >To unsubscribe or change options: https://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/rsync >Before posting, read: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html -- Ken Chase - k...@heavycomputing.ca skype:kenchase23 +1 416 897 6284 Toronto Canada Heavy Computing - Clued bandwidth, colocation and managed linux VPS @151 Front St. W. -- Please use reply-all for most replies to avoid omitting the mailing list. To unsubscribe or change options: https://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/rsync Before posting, read: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html