POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS: Re: /home/<user>/.gvfs causing problems for rsync

Johann Spies jspies at sun.ac.za
Wed Nov 12 05:38:28 UTC 2008

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 10:17:01AM +1100, Karl Auer wrote:
> A safer rsync workaround than this might be to enumerate the top-level
> objects in each home directory, and build an *include* list (which would
> omit unwanted directories such as .gvfs) and pass that list to rsync.
> Then rsync will not need to inspect the non-included directories,
> however fleetingly. This solution is much more complicated, but the
> include-list builder would only need to be written once, would work on
> all home directories and would not require any changes to the gvfs
> stuff. Note that I haven't actually tried this :-)

You are correct.  This would be a much safer way of doing it. Thanks
for your input.


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