I'm not sure if this is directed at me or not. But should I take it to mean that what I want to accomplish is not possible using normal commands?
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 10:48 AM, Ken Chase <rsync-list-m...@sizone.org> wrote: > 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 > -- Prometheus Labor Communications, Inc. http://prometheuslabor.com 413-572-1300 Communicate or Die: American Labor Unions and the Internet http://communicateordie.com
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