rsync + find

rsync -avz -e ssh --files-from=<(find -mtime +30 -mtime -60) source dest
rsync from source to dest all between >30

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By: voyeg3r
2009-03-13 12:58:28

2 Alternatives + Submit Alt

  • use find with rsync


    11
    find . -name "whatever.*" -print0 | rsync -av --files-from=- --from0 ./ ./destination/
    syssyphus · 2009-10-15 20:06:38 1
  • '-mtime -10' syncs only files newer 10 days (-mtime is just one example, use whatever find expressions you need) printf %P: File's name with the name of the command line argument under which it was found removed. this way, you can use any src directory, no need to cd into your src directory first. using \\0 in printf and a corresponding --from0 in rsync ensures that even filenames with newline characters work (thanks syssyphus for #3808). both, #1481 and #3808 just work if you either copy the current directory (.) , or the filesystem root (/), otherwise the output from find and the source dir from rsync just don't match. #7685 works with an arbitrary source directory.


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    find /src/dir/ -mtime -10 -printf %P\\0|rsync --files-from=- --from0 /src/dir/ /dst/dir/
    pauli · 2011-01-18 22:23:47 0

What Others Think

While useful in a few cases, explicitly specifying a modification time range misses the point of rsync.
citybadger · 484 weeks and 2 days ago
Anybody know, how to combine rsync -v --files-from= and find `cat /path/to/list.lst` list.lst contains for example path/to/*dir/dir/ path/to/*dir/filename* path/to/another/dir*/filename* ?
Edward · 418 weeks and 6 days ago
Note that --files-from disables recursive behavior for "-a". From the man page: "The only exception to the above equivalence is when --files-from is specified, in which case -r is not implied." So to copy directories beginning with capital A from /tmp to /var/tmp recursively: find /tmp/ -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 -name 'A*' -printf %P\\0 | rsync -r --progress --files-from=- --from0 /tmp/ /var/tmp/
felixhummel · 280 weeks and 6 days ago

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