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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
I've put together a short writeup on what kind of newness you can expect from the next iteration of clfu. Check it out here.
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I'm Jon, I'll be maintaining and improving clfu. Thanks to David for building such a great resource!

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Copy specific files recursively using the same tree organization.

Terminal - Copy specific files recursively using the same tree organization.
rsync -vd --files-from=<(find . -name entries -print ) . ../target_directory
2010-01-26 09:41:12
User: samyboy
Functions: find rsync
Copy specific files recursively using the same tree organization.

This command has been used to overwrite corrupted "entries" files of a corrupted subversion working copy.

Note the --files-from input format.


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

I guess that this construct:

creates a temporary file that rsync is using? It's very neat - do you know how this feature is called?

It also seems bash-specyfic, it didn't work in zsh - do you know the equivalent for zsh?

Comment by zabuch 352 weeks ago

I found this syntax browsing the web.

I guess it's bash specific. I don't know zsh enough sorry :(

Actually there is no temporary file because rsync gets the list directly from the find command.

It's a cool quick and dirty one-liner, However I don't consider it safe to use it in a script.

If I where smart would do something like this:

TMPFILE=$(mktemp -t filelist.XX) find . -name a -print0 > $TMPFILE rsync -vd --from0 --files-from=$TMPFILE . ..dest /bin/rm $TMPFILE
Comment by samyboy 351 weeks and 4 days ago

Anybody know, how to combine

rsync -v --files-from=


find `cat /path/to/list.lst`

list.lst contains for example





Comment by Edward 332 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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