Proper --exclude= syntax? <-- thanks!

Dan Kressin dkressin at
Thu Jan 9 15:48:08 EST 2003

--- jw schultz <jw at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 02:15:13PM -0800, Dan Kressin wrote:
> > I'm currently syncing the home directories on two boxes with the syntax:
> > 
> > dest-host# rsync -av -e "ssh" --delete --progress source-host:/home/
> /home/
> > 
> > That's working well.  Now I want to exclude /home/httpd/* from the
> process. 
> > (I don't want web changes on one box to affect the other box.)  Which of
> the
> > following is the best/correct one to use?
> None of the above.
> 	--exclude=/httpd/
> Patterns are relative to the src/dest paths.

Thanks to both JW Schultz and Max B. who suggested the same solution and
helpfully pointed out why my guesses were wrong.


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