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Re: Can scp be used to update a directory?



On Tue, 2006-03-21 at 17:51 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 March 2006 07:28, James Wilkinson wrote:
> >
> > I should have thought --exclude .[a-z]* or --exclude .??* would have got
> > rid of most hidden files and directories. A quick check on my home
> > directory suggests both would do the job [1]
> >
> For the test I dropped the '-r', but forgot to exclude ~/Desktop, though it 
> wasn't important at this point because it was being re-directed to another 
> directory.  Here is what I gave:
> 
> rsync -e "/usr/bin/ssh" --exclude=.[a-z]* -auvz /home/anne/ 
> anne borg:/home/anne/Test
> 
> yet it started to act recursively.  Most of the hidden files were excluded by 
> the filter, but it let .DOCPSERVER_box.domain.lan, .ICEauthority 
> and .Xauthority.  I don't think that the first one is a problem, since it is 
> linked to the box, but the other ones probably are.  What do you think?
> 
If you want to exclude the ones that start with an uppercase letter,
change .[a-z]* to .[a-zA-Z]*.  This is caused by the fact that shell
globbing is case sensitive, so you need to explicitly list both cases in
your expression.


> > I'd also suspect that for the test, you need to --exclude ~/Desktop :
> > things could get odd if you repeatedly try to syncronise all of your
> > home directory to somewhere underneath it.
> >
> I haven't spotted the relevant bit in the man page, so do you list the two 
> excludes simply space-separated?
> 
> Anne
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