rsync 2.5.5 - Utilizing "exclude from" in rsync.conf

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Thu May 9 11:58:02 EST 2002

I'm sorry I took so long to reply.  Your message got lost among others.

It never occured to me before, but the answer is that those excluded
patterns only apply to files sent from a daemon, not those sent to it.
I'm afraid you'll have to specify the exclude patterns on the client side.
I will change the rsyncd.conf man page.

Really the rsync daemon mode was primarily intended to send things like an
http server does, and there's quite a number of subtle ways that it does
not work well when on the receiving end.  I usually try to discourage
people from doing it.

- Dave Dykstra

On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 05:33:46PM -0400, Paul Slinski wrote:
> Dave,
> Excludes worked fine from client to server. Both systems are RedHat Linux 7.2 
> (2.4.18 kernel) 
> Rsync output on both systems (snipped):
> rsync  version 2.5.5  protocol version 26
> Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles,
>     IPv6, 64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums
> Command line is
> rsync -vv -a -z /home/paul/graphica/ paul at
> Maybe I need to use excludes on the clients instead.
> On April 26, 2002 05:23 pm, Dave Dykstra wrote:
> > No, the -vv has to be on the client side.  The fact that most of your
> > patterns don't have a '/' in them makes them pretty simply and it seems
> > like they ought to work.  Excludes specified on the server can be
> > overridden by the client, however.  What is the command line on the client?
> >  Do the files get excluded if you specify it on the client side?  What
> > version is of rsync is running on both sides, and what are the operating
> > systems?
> >
> > - Dave Dykstra
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> Paul Slinski
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