October 22, 2009
description: rsync trailing slashes are tricky. Always use them for existing directories, always omit them to create new ones at the destination.
Use rsync a lot? Do you use it just infrequently enough to have to check the man page every time? Me too. I always have trouble with out it interprets trailing slashes on paths.
One more thing, I almost always use
-aP, but for some high-latency connections you’ll probably also want to pass
-z for compressing the stream.