Re: Fill a disk with more recent files

From: Andrea Venturoli <>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2022 16:14:27 UTC
On 4/27/22 17:11, Chris wrote:
> On 2022-04-27 00:47, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
>> Hello.
>> Suppose I have a large storage of files and a smaller disk (backup).
>> I need to copy as much as I can from source to target and I want the 
>> most recent files.
>> Before I start scripting and reinvent the wheel, is there some tool 
>> already?

> If I'm understanding your question and intent correctly. rsync(1) comes 
> to mind.


Tomasz also suggested rsync, but we both fail to see how to get what I 
want through it.
It does copy as much as it cans, but I'll end up with a random set of 
files, not the most recent ones.

If you can show with what options this can be achieved...

  bye & Thanks