I was under the impression from here among other research, that rsync was the command used to sync directories and any contents they have.
I have tried the following commands:
rsync -avzr ~/testing123 ~/Desktop/apartment sudo rsync -avzr ~/testing123 ~/Desktop/apartment
Neither of them preserve the icon, they both produce the same result:
sent 544 bytes received 92 bytes 1272.00 bytes/sec total size is 6148 speedup is 9.67 building file list ... done created directory /Users/null/Desktop/apartment testing123/ testing123/.DS_Store testing123/Icon\#015 testing123/info.txt sent 566 bytes received 92 bytes 1316.00 bytes/sec total size is 6166 speedup is 9.37
They both sync the files correctly but do not preserve the icon from the original file or directory. For directories, rather than preserving the icon on a folder, both commands create a '0 KB' file in the destination directory called 'Icon' with no extension. For files, it does nothing, no mystery 'Icon' file, and no actual icon.
Is it a matter of me using the wrong arguments? What is the problem here? Why won't
rsync actually create the same icons on the destination files as on the source files?