On Saturday 18 March 2006 15:27, Andy Green wrote:
Anne Wilson wrote:
> The scp man page is not very verbose ;-) I want to copy a directory,
> recursively, over the lan, but only those files that are new or updated.
> MS-DOS could do this back in ...Ummm.... so I can't believe it can't be
> done in scp, but I can't see how to do it.
Use rsync for such tasks. It natively understands how to move files
over ssh. Eg
rsync -avz mysourcedir user@desthost:/path/on/destination
will just update/transmit files changed in the source dir compared to
Oops - I think I've just made a terrible mistake. I rsync'd my home
directory, forgetting that it would take the hidden files and config files
with it. Now I'll have to see what damage is done.