Question on "base directory"
gregor.waluga at web.de
Sat Oct 5 22:44:01 EST 2002
I've read the manpage, but I got a simple question on the expression "base
directory" used in the "exclude patterns"-section.
When I synchronize ie:
rsync -avzu /home/gregor/ notebook:/home/gregor/
and want to use an exclude-pattern: --exclude "/foo", what is the base
The manpage's explanation is following: --exclude "/foo" would exclude a file
in the base directory called foo
Is the so called "base directory":
1) "/" the Root-directory, so that I have to use "/home/gregor/foo/" as the
correct exclude-pattern (if I do not want to synchronise /home/gregor/foo on
2) "/home/gregor" itself, 'cause it is the _base_ of my synchronisation, for I
used /home/gregor as my starting-point (starting-directory).
Sorry for that question, but it is a little bit mistakeable (or I am so
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