Rsync copying within recent date range?


 
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Old 11-06-2013
Rsync copying within recent date range?

As many will point out, one of the benefits of using rsync (without --delete) is that it will sync files between source and destination, but not delete files in the destination which HAVE been deleted in the source. Well, I have kind of the opposite problem and I'm wondering if there are date parameters or something I can use with rysnc.

I tend to move files from my destination directory to other locations on the disk, but when I run rsync again, the folders that I have moved are "re-copied" to the destination (because I have moved them, duh).

Is there a way to use rsync to only copy files that have been created that day? Or better yet, only copy files that have been created since the last rsync operation?

I am just beginning to learn about unix commands, so it may well be that rsync is not the right tool for me anyhow. Thanks for looking, and thanks for any advice!
# 2  
Old 11-07-2013
You could try this:

Code:
$ cd source
$ find . -newer last_run -type f -print0 | rsync -0a --files-from=- ./ DestHost:/path/to/dest/location
$ touch last_run

This User Gave Thanks to Chubler_XL For This Post:
# 3  
Old 12-17-2013
Hey thanks for the script it really helps.

Can you explain what the following line means?

"--files-from=-"

Thanks again!
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