Monday, April 7, 2008

Use rsync to copy files

Finally took time to learn rsync. Great stuff. Can copy gigs and gigs of files real fast. Learned it from http://www.physics.queensu.ca/Computing/Docs/HOWTOs/rsync/. Basically all I needed to do was:
rsync -av -e ssh username@host:/source/directory/ destination/directory

Or if you need to ssh over a different port you would do something like this:
rsync -av -e "ssh -p 443" username@host:/source/directory destination/directory

-a for archive. -v for verbose. -e to specify to use ssh.

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