20+ Switches of rsync in Unix/Linux

* Switches of rsync:

1) -v, –verbose

Increase verbosity.

2) -r, –recursive

Recurse into directories.

3) -l, –links

Copy symlinks as symlinks.

4) -p, –perms

Preserve permissions.

5) -t, –times

Preserve modification times.

6) -g, –group

Preserve group.

7) -o, –owner

preserve owner (super-user only)

8) -D

Same as –devices –specials.

–devices : preserve device files (super-user only).
–specials : preserve special files.

9) -H, –hard-links

Preserve hard links

10) -A, –acls

Preserve ACLs (implies –perms)

11) -X, –xattrs

Preserve extended attributes

12) -a, –archive

Archive mode; equals -rlptgoD (no -H,-A,-X)

13) -q, –quiet

Suppress non-error messages.

14) To specify the file size for sync:

–max-size=SIZE

Don’t transfer any file larger than SIZE

–min-size=SIZE

Don’t transfer any file smaller than SIZE

15, –delete

Delete extraneous files from destination dirs.

16) W, –whole-file

Copy files whole (without delta-xfer algorithm)

17) -u, –update

Do Not Overwrite the Modified Files at the Destination.

18) –progress

View the rsync Progress during Transfer.

19, Include and Exclude Pattern.

–include

–exclude

Patterns are expressed in single quote.

 

20) -e : Rsync over Shell(SSH)

Syntax:

# rsync -avz -e ssh Source Destination 

 

 


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