"The above script is useful, but it has hard-coded paths.
That might not be a problem, but if you want to write longer
scripts that reference paths often, you probably want to
utilize variables. Here's a quick sample:"
#!/bin/bash # rsync using variables SOURCEDIR=/home/user/Documents/ DESTDIR=/media/diskid/user_backup/Documents/ rsync -avh --exclude="*.bak" $SOURCEDIR $DESTDIR