I am using rsync -n for dry run to get the file list for the download. I wondered what does mean in the dry run out:

/somedir/somefile => someotherdir/somerotherfile

What is the "=>" symbol for ?


I found it!!! It is a hard linked file. for more information: man rsyncd.conf

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    do leave your findings as an answer – Sathyajith Bhat Oct 19 '10 at 13:15
  • Always RTM 1st! ;) – ricbax Oct 19 '10 at 14:05

its an arrow :) as in this is going to move from here ---> to there

  • No, it is a hard linked file :). for more information: man rsyncd.conf – Arman Oct 19 '10 at 13:12
  • ill look this up when i get back to a nix machine, but im pretty sure on my machine i get that for every single file. oddness. – Sirex Oct 19 '10 at 13:44
  • i looked this up. When i use rsync its part of a backup shell script, but the script actually ditches the rsync output to /dev/null and part of its own logged output is like [dir from] ===> [dir to]. doh ! ;p I'd better change that as it'll confuse in the future i expect. – Sirex Oct 20 '10 at 10:29

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