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Rsync files using .gitignore
# sync everything excluding things in .gitignore
# delete anything on target not in source
# include dotfiles and symlinks, also use compression
rsync -azP --delete --filter=":- .gitignore" . my-target-host:/my/target/directory
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@mpontillo mpontillo commented Aug 10, 2017

Nice; thanks for this example. Thanks to this, I've just done something similar to sync a remote sandbox locally:

mkdir -p "$SANDBOX"
cd "$SANDBOX"
rsync -xvazP --delete "$RSYNC_REMOTE"/.git/ .git
rsync -xvazP --delete "$RSYNC_REMOTE"/.gitignore .gitignore
rsync -xvazP --delete --filter=":- .gitignore" "$RSYNC_REMOTE"/ .
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@shawnwang-tech shawnwang-tech commented Jul 18, 2018

Very helpful!

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