rsync does not --exclude: (??)
malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Fri Oct 27 20:48:52 UTC 2006
On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 03:15 am, Gary Kline wrote:
> Weeks ago I tried this *without* the --exclude flags and
> overwrote DOT file that I didn't want to. Iust rechecked
> this use of rsync, saving important files from my work server
> elseswhere, and see that some files or directories are being
> listed and copied over. IDoes anything obvious jump out here?
> ## test2ethos.sh
> rsync -Cptuvaz -n -e "ssh -i
> /home/kline/.ssh/tao_XXXYYYZZZ-id" \ --exclude
> /home/kline/.zlogin \
> --exclude /home/kline/.zshrc \
> --exclude /home/kline/.zhistory.* \
An ambiguous argument to the --exclude
option /home/kline/.zhistory.* will need to be quoted . . .
--exclude '/home/kline/.zhistory.*' \
otherwise it is expanded by the shell before reaching rsync
and then only the first referenced file is preceded by --exclude.
So instead of being excluded the transfer of the rest of the
expansion is emphasised. I don't know how rsync will then deal
with subsequent options.
> --exclude /home/kline/.ctwrm \
> --exclude /home/kline/.mozilla \
> --exclude /home/kline/.evolution \
> --exclude /home/kline/4zip/ \
> --exclude '/home/kline/www/' \
> /home/kline kline at ethos:/home/kline
> if [ $? = 0 ]
> echo "rsync transfer went okay: tao to ethos"
> echo "rsync failed to ethos from /home/kline"|mail
> kline at thought.org fi
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