Trouble with include/exclude patterns

Max Bowsher maxb at
Thu Feb 6 12:58:28 EST 2003

Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 01:17:34AM -0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
>> --include .mozilla
>> --include .mozilla/arb/
>> --exclude .mozilla/arb/*
>> --include .mozilla/arb/kfgj0v2y.slt/
>> --include .mozilla/arb/kfgj0v2y.slt/bookmarks.html
>> --include .mozilla/arb/kfgj0v2y.slt/prefs.js
>> --exclude .mozilla/arb/kfgj0v2y.slt/*
> Close, but not quite.  The order of a couple lines is reversed and

Duh. Thanks for picking up on that.

> that might copy more than one file from the .mozilla/arb dir.

It would copy nothing from arb, surely?

> I'd also suggest putting the lines into an include file so that the
> command-line only needs an --include-from=file_name directive.  The
> lines would get +/- prefixes to tell it what to include/exclude:

I don't think .mozilla was in rpm:

+ /rpm/SRPMS/
- /rpm/*
+ /.mozilla/
+ /.mozilla/arb/
- /.mozilla/*
+ /.mozilla/arb/kfgj0v2y.slt/
- /.mozilla/arb/*
+ /.mozilla/arb/kfgj0v2y.slt/bookmarks.html
+ /.mozilla/arb/kfgj0v2y.slt/prefs.js
- /.mozilla/arb/kfgj0v2y.slt/*


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