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Re: [tlug] Find symlinks, or what should be symlinks...

Thanks Kalin, Jens, Travis, for the replies.

> `rsync -HavPS --delete FROM:dewdwe/ TO:/dwedwe/`

I tried this (experimenting with just one sub-directory tree), and it
didn't work - it copied over all files again, but also left behind the
original file, rather than creating a symlink (even though it said it
was copying a symlink on the source side!)

I then decided to just do the copy again, fresh, using this:
  rsync -avz --safe-links  SRC DEST

Well, I just learnt something very important about rsync, as some
symlinks within the directory tree got copied, some didn't (*). Poking
around, the ones that worked were relative (../../path/to/elsewhere),
while the ones that didn't get copied used an absolute path in the
symlink (/home/darren/path/to/elsewhere).

(For the above-mentioned test I was using a directory that used absolute
paths, so it might have done the Right Thing with relative paths.)


*: It is telling me the symlinks that fail, so I think I can come back
and get a list afterwards, and will fix them by hand. With a relative path!!

Darren Cook, Software Researcher/Developer
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