Possible exclude bug in 2.5.5 in rsyncd.conf
pyxl at jerrell.com
Mon May 13 09:00:01 EST 2002
Dave Dykstra wrote:
>On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 05:19:47PM -0400, pyxl wrote:
>>I've found some behavior in 2.5.5 that is contrary to the documentation
>>in the man page.
>>Specifically, I'm running an rsync server (i.e. from inetd with
>>--daemon),and in the module definition I'm specifying the line "exclude
>>nosyncdir". The documentation for rsyncd.conf indicates that this is
>>exactly equivalent to using "--exclude nosyncdir" on the client side.
>>I'm finding, however, that if I specify it on the server side, it's
>>ignored, and the dir structure of nosyncdir and below is transferred.
>>If I use the client side option however, it works as expected, that
>>being the nosyncdir dir structure is not transferred.
>>I've tried the variations *nosyncdir*, *nosyncdir/*, nosyncdir,
>>nosyncdir/* and nosyncdir* - none of them work on the server side.
>>Hopefully someone can shine some light on this, either to confirm that
>>it's a bug or correct my syntax if it's off.
>Do you happen to be sending to the daemon? It only works for receiving
>files from a daemon. Last week I changed the rsyncd.conf man page as
> This is equivalent to the client specifying these patterns with the
> --exclude option, except that the exclude list is not passed to the
> client and thus only applies on the server and also only applies when
> receiving files from a server and not when sending files to it.
>- Dave Dykstra
Yes, that's what I'm doing. I ended up figuring that out the hard way
and posted a few more messages to the list about my findings. Thanks
for updating the docs, that'll avoid confusion for lots of folks in the
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