restoring /. files with rsync was: Re: [plug] apt-get remove fails

Russ Powers russ at
Sun Apr 4 15:43:33 WST 2004

--- Cameron Patrick <cameron at> wrote: 
> Russ Powers wrote:
> | But I do have a question now about rsync. when I do an rsync -ar from the 
> | backup to this machine, it doesn't restore my . files. Is there a flag I'm 
> | missing?
> Hmm, I don't think so.  (In fact, -a implies -r so you don't need to
> specify both, but that's another matter entirely.)  Perhaps you're
> doing something like  "rsync -a server:/backup/foo/* ."  rather than
> "rsync -a server:/backup/foo/ ."?  The latter definitely works, the
> former almost certainly won't as when the shell expands the *, it
> won't include dot files.
> Cameron.

That would be it exactly.  :)

Thanks mate.


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