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I'm using rsync to copy some files from a share to another.

Recursively, I need to:

  • Delete files at destination that were removed from the origin
  • Only sync php and js files
  • Exclude every other file type
  • Do not delete .svn/ directories at destination

If I use this:

rsync -zavC --delete --include='*.php' --include='*.js' --exclude="*" \
    /origiin /destination

Then rsync is not recursive because exclude="*" excludes all files but also folders

If I add --include="*/" then the .svn/ directory gets deleted (it also gets included)

How can I solve this mind blasting dilemma?

uname -a:

Linux tux 3.9.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat May 11 20:31:08 CEST 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux

rsync version:

rsync 3.0.9-6

Thanks in advance

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Ok, after several tries I sorted this up:

rsync -vaiz --delete --exclude=.svn/ --include='*.php' --include='*.js' \
    --include='*/' --exclude='*' --prune-empty-dirs \
    --filter "protect .svn/" /origin /destination

Another approach

in case you don't mind syncing empty dirs, just:

rsync -vaiz --delete --exclude=.svn/ --include='*.php' --include='*.js' \
    --include='*/' --exclude='*' /origin /destination

The key was to --exclude=.svn/ before the --include's

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