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Re: how to copy files



On 20-05-17, Felix Dietrich wrote:
> 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
> 

Yup, I know it. But OP asked for copy of original folder to backup
folder. Not for copy of contents of original folder to some backup
folder, in which case you would use trailing slash. Or at least that is
how I've understood his question.


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