Excludes in /etc/rsyncd.conf

tim.conway at philips.com tim.conway at philips.com
Fri Nov 2 01:37:16 EST 2001

Actually, though the file IS read top-to-bottom, that is irrelevant for 
the exclude (and for most (all?)) directives.  there can be only one for 
the module.  I don't know the behaviour when there are multiple, whether 
subsequent ones are ignored, the last one read wins, or it throws an 
error.  the patterns all go on the single line, and are read in order.  If 
you want to get fancy, use "exclude from", and put all your patterns in a 
seperate file.  it'll be easier than maintaining a huge space-delimited 

Tim Conway
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Scott Russell <lnxgeek at us.ibm.com>
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11/01/2001 06:18 AM

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        Subject:        Re: Excludes in /etc/rsyncd.conf

On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 01:38:15PM -0800, Jason Helfman wrote:
> Thought that you are able to add a simple
> -
> +
> with paths or file names at the bottom of a file and run an rsync and
> those are then recognized inclusions or exclusions from the
> synchronization

You can do this but keep in mind that the file is read top to bottom. The
first matching + / - rule is the one operated upon and the others below it
are ignored.

 Scott Russell (lnxgeek at us.ibm.com)
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