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[solved] Backup home directory with rsync (was: rsync issue)

Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina@gmail.com> writes:

> I wish to copy all my home directory into another machine with the --delete
> option, but:
> 1) I dont't want hidden files, i.e.: `.*' to be copied;
> 2) on the other hand, there are some symlinks, beginning with `.', that I
>    want to be copied.
> The --exclude option won't help.

The following seems to be fine for me:

  $ cd
  $ rsync -vrtu --delete --exclude='/.*' .

, where `' is the address of the destination computer.  Hidden files
from the top level directory are not tansferred, all the others are, which is
what I want.  Symlinks are better created by hand.  I *highly* recommend anyone
to first use the `--dry-run' option before actually run the command, as the
--delete option is very dangerous!


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