OT: Rsync question
--- Jeff Larsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Dec 8, 2007 6:21 PM, Steven Vishoot
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > So in general is there a way i can do multiple
> > directories in one command or am i left with doing
> > them each individual as in rsync -av server:/dir1/
> > /dir1/
> > and repeat for the rest of directories. or does
> > someone know of a better way. my final goal is to
> > a cronjob do this.
> Look at the --include-from and --exclude-from
> options in the rsync man
> page and then read the section further down that
> explains the format
> for include/exclude files. Generally, you can use
> the --exclude-from
> option to set up both includes and excludes by using
> + and - notation
> in your pattern file.
> So your pattern file might be something like:
> + /dir1
> + /dir2
> + /dir3
> - **
> You'll have to play with it some. I use this
> technique to do a
> selective rsync of the CentOS repository for local
> yum access.
> Although, there's no reason the ' for i in /dir1
> /dir2 /dir3'
> shouldn't work. Start debugging your script without
> the loop, just
> rsync /dir1 and get that working, then add more.
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thank you for your suggestion, I will investigate this more.
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