Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Trailing Slash in rsync command

Just making a quick reference to the rysnc manual in order to synchronize directories

The command used to copy folders is as follows:
rsync -avz foo:src/bar /data/tmp
This command copies the directory bar in /data/tmp .. 
meaning at the end of this command, you will have /data/tmp/bar folder
If you just want to sync the folders then use the trailing slash like this
rsync -avz foo:src/bar/ /data/tmp 

Now only the contents of bar will be copied into /data/tmp folder;
 you will not find a folder called bar in /data/tmp

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