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Re: how to copy files

Dejan Jocic <jodejka@gmail.com> writes:

> rsync -av /path/to/original/folder /path/to/backup
> Notice that there is no need for those / on the end of paths.

Rsync actually treats a trailing newline on the source path specially;
quoted from the man page:

    A  trailing  slash on the source changes this behavior to avoid
    creating an additional directory level at the destination.  You
    can think of a trailing / on a source as meaning "copy the con‐
    tents of this directory" as opposed to "copy the  directory  by
    name" […]

Felix Dietrich

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