rsync command

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Sat Jan 24 08:20:26 UTC 2009

On Fri, 23 Jan 2009, David Fox wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 6:33 PM, Robert Holtzman <holtzm at> wrote:
>> rsync -vaHz --exclude '/proc' --exclude '/sys' --exclude '/media' /.
>> /media/disk
>> What I'm hazy on is the significance of "/." prior to "/media/disk".
> The command is going to sync every file (/.) and write the synced
> files to the /media/disk folder - presumably another HD is mounted at
> that mountpoint.
> Try executing 'ls /.' in a terminal and you'll see the output.

I totally missed the fact that "/" is the source. Told you I would be 
embarrassed. Still not sure what the "." is as the output of "ls /" and 
"ls /." are identical.

Thanks for slapping me upside the head and waking me up.

Bob Holtzman
A fair fight is the result of poor planning.

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