[Novalug] rsync was: [OT] porn site lure tactic
Bryan J. Smith
thebs413 at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 17 13:36:14 EST 2010
On Sun, 1/17/10, Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net> wrote:
> What I was having trouble finding was an rsync tutorial
> that was more
> useful to a beginner than the man pages yet was thorough
> enough to tell me
> how to exclude certain subdirecories and not follow links.
> Most of them
> tell you how to exclude certain files based on pattern
> matching but not
> entire folders/subdirectories.
It's best to think of rsync as the same as copy (cp).
rsync src dst
On a local system, it's as simple as:
rsync -a src dst
Where "-a" preserves all sorts of attributes (instead of
having to call out the individual options, some of which
match cp and some do not).
Add a "v" to the "-a" (-av) for verbose output.
When you copy between systems (e.g., via ssh), there is
just a little, added work. But the src/dst fields stay
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