Syntax for using rsync options --exclude and --delete!

Max Bowsher maxb at
Wed Nov 20 20:33:01 EST 2002

Leslie_Branch at <Leslie_Branch at> wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone has a viable syntax solution for using
> rsync with the --exclude and --delete option.
> Current Syntax:
> rsync -vaox --exclude ".snapshot" * [destination]
> NOTE: Current directory is source.

I believe changing * to . will solve your problem.

I think delete disables itself when rsync is given more than 1 source.
(i.e. * expands to multiple objects, whereas . is a single source)

> Btw - I am using rsync version 2.3.1
That's ancient - Upgrade!


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