[CentOS] Rsync - include only files containing matching string

Wed Oct 17 16:59:31 UTC 2012
Marcelo Roccasalva <marcelo-centos at irrigacion.gov.ar>

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM, Sean Carolan <scarolan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a string, "2012_10_16"; let's call this $YESTERDAY
> How can I rsync a file tree from a remote machine to the local one,
> including *only* filenames that contain the matching string?  I've
> read the man page and googled around but can't seem to get the syntax
> right.  I either end up syncing all the files, or none of them.
> Here's how the code looks now (I will remove the dry run once it is
> working):
> rsync -avz --dry-run --include=*$YESTERDAY* remotehost:remotedir/
> localdir/transfer/

rsync -avz --dry-run --include=*$YESTERDAY* --exclude=*
remotehost:remotedir/ localdir/transfer/

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