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Re: Recursion

From: Christopher Paolini
Subject: Re: Recursion
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 16:58:02 -0700

Your message dated: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 23:59:13 BST
>Cfengine simply isn't behaving as the Reference says it should.
>According to the Reference, "The destination file is the only obligatory
>item... If the master and image are directories then all of the child
>files _which are not directories_ are copied from source to
>Well, that just doesn't work.  At all.
>Say I have a direcory /a, containing a file "file.txt" and a directory
>"b".  If I try
>       /a dest=/backup
>Nothing happens!  I have been trying variations on this for hours!
>Is it just that the version I am using - 1.5.3-6, on Debian 2.2 - is


I believe you will need to include the recurse instruction.

Try this instead:



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