I usually do
rsync -n before doing an actual
rsync. The thing is, how could I automate the second run to reuse exactly the list generated with
I mean, if I run
rsync -n then I get a simulation of what
rsync would do, my idea would be to take that output, process it then somehow make
--include-from that output, so the full list has to be calculated only once.
If this doesn't even make sense, please, let me know.
By the way, I tend to use
rsync -hva --progress --stats --delete --exclude-from "$EXCLUDEFILE". If you also have a suggestion on what options would you use, please, let me know. I'm trying to duplicate the contents of an external hard drive (that only contains images, videos and documents) to another external hard drive.