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5:06pm Thu 5th Oct, Christopher M.

ANONYMOUS wrote:
> I understood that multiple files from at least 2 separate directories are needed to synchronise. But what kind of files are they? Are we just considering all files in general, or just the ones that can be seen with the "dir" command? > > Also, apart from the files that can be publicly seen with "dir", do we also have to take into account the hidden files, system files, files with no extensions, and/or files located in sub-directories (or just the main outer directory)?
We are synchronising *files*, which may have any name.
>From the perspective of the directory entries, we are only considering (regular) files and (possibly) subdirectories.
- By default, we do not consider directory entries with a leading '.', but the -a option reverses that. - Files with or without extensions are all considered the same way. - We only consider subdirectories if the -r option is provided.

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