July 27, 2015

LFS201 LAB 37.3

Can someone tell me what the "set -x" syntax at the beginning of the script on item 6 in this lab means?

set -x

rsync --progress -zvrxH -e "ssh -c blowfish" --delete $*

I looked under the set man page, which explains that it identifies a key sequence that executes a shell command. I'm not really sure what this means or how it is used here.

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