how do i scp .dotfiles??

Gary Kline kline at
Fri Aug 27 17:46:12 UTC 2010

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 10:29:14AM -0700, Bill Campbell wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010, Gary Kline wrote:
> >
> >guys,
> >
> >this is the start of my master switchover.  how to i copy/scp,say,
> >~/.purpur to home/kline/.purple?  along with many hundreds of other
> >dot files? scp doesn't do it.
> >
> scp -r to recursively copy directories?  That should get
> everything in each directory.
> We tend to use rsync for this, making an initial copy to get the
> majority of the files transferred before making the final cut
> over, the ``rsync --delete ...'' to bring things up to date
> before making the final switch.  When switching to a new mail
> server we have done this live with about 10,000 users, but when
> we did this, we left the Maildir stores empty before the final
> rsync and didn't use --delete on the Maildir directories.  This
> allowed new mail to be processed as it came in, and the older
> mail wouldn't conflict as the Maildir message file names should
> be unique.
> Bill
> -- 

	So what would the rsync line be starting from ~kline and pointing
	at ethiv?  ethic is my temporary savings machine while i install
	the "newtao", m y new desktop.


 Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix
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