rsync examples

If you have an interesting example of how you use rsync then please submit it to the for inclusion on this page.

backup to a central backup server with 7 day incremental

backup to a spare disk

mirroring vger CVS tree

automated backup at home

Fancy footwork with remote file lists

One little known feature of rsync is the fact that when run over a
remote shell (such as rsh or ssh) you can give any shell command as
the remote file list. The shell command is expanded by your remote
shell before rsync is called. For example, see if you can work out
what this does:

	rsync -avR remote:'`find /home -name "*.[ch]"`' /tmp/

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