rsync -av /from/a/dir1/ /to/some/other/dir2/ --no-perms --no-owner --no-group --no-times --exclude=/from/a/dir1/excludeDir/

Use -avn to perform a dry run — it will only show the files that would have been transferred, and won’t actually copy anything.

Notice that if you use dir1/ and dir2/ (with the trailing slash) all of the files inside dir1 will be copied inside dir2. If you leave the slash out, you will also copy the dir1 directory itself.

Copy new files only – is this possible? Basically want to merge two folders
rsync ignore owner, group, time, and perms

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