rsync 2.5.5 and the exclude directive - additional behavior

pyxl pyxl at
Mon May 13 07:14:02 EST 2002

And, I've found more.

It turns out that even though the exclude directive is ignored for 
inbound data in rsyncd.conf, it is NOT ignored for the --delete option. 
 I've seen this behavior occur when I've deleted a file from the sending 
side (client) that is inside a tree that's matched by the server-side 
(rsyncd) exclude directive.  The deletion is ignored, as the 
documenation indicates that it should be.

This leads me to believe that outbound-data-only exclusion operation is 
probably a bug, because the exclude directive *is* operational for 
inbound data to an rsyncd server when the --delete option is used on the 
client side, and this unidirectional behavior is not noted in the 

Anyways, that's that.  More excitement. :)


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