How to backup folder structure but not files

Last post 2 hours, 14 minutes ago by mwrproxy. 2 replies.
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  • How to backup folder structure but not files
    Posted: 03-17-2017, 10:47 AM

    I want to backup the folder structure of a particular Linux filesystem path, but not the files.  Is there a good way to do this?

    Using wildcards to exclude "**/*" excludes both files and folders.  I believe changing this to exclude "**/*.*" would catch the bulk of files, but leaves open the possibility of including files that don't have a period and excluding folders that do.

    Is there a better way to accomplish this?

  • Re: How to backup folder structure but not files
    Posted: 03-23-2017, 4:36 AM

    Hi, 

    The simple answer is no there is not that I am aware of. But please let me know what you are trying to achieve with this so we can see if there is another way to get to your final goal.

    Blaine

  • Re: How to backup folder structure but not files
    Posted: 2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    I ultimately went with excluding "**/*.*"  It wasn't perfect; a few MB of files are being backed up, but it worked well enough.

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