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I am performing a dry run using Rsync on 2 different boxes.

While i'm doing that, Under destination directory, I want a specific directory x to be ignored for sync.

Please let me know the exact pattern to ignore the directory.

The current command I'm using is:


under DESTINATION_IP, I would want to ignore a particular directory under REMOTE_DIR.

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If you looked at the arguments for rsync, you would have seen:

--exclude=PATTERN       exclude files matching PATTERN

So with that, I would suggest the following dry run:

rsync -avnc --delete --exclude=x $LOCAL_DIR $USERNAME@$DESTINATION_IP:$REMOTE_DIR



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Check out the --exclude parameter.

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Details? You're essentially saying, "go read the man page". –  Isaac Rabinovitch Nov 4 '12 at 1:55

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