Help using --exclude

Scott Sewall sewall at
Tue Jul 29 06:21:38 EST 2003

I'm running rsync v2.5.5 on FreeBSD 4.6.2-RELEASE.

I'm using rsync to mirror the home directories of user's desktop 
machines.  I would like to
exclude the cache of browsers such as mozilla or netscape. 
 Unfortunately I have not been
able to find the right syntax for the --exclude option. I hope someone 
can give me some

The command I'm using is:
rsync --archive --cvs-exclude --exclude=.mozilla/**/Cache/  --exclude 
*.core --numeric-ids --relative --verbose /export/home/erin 

An example of a file that I would like to exlcude is:


My hope was the exclude pattern .mozilla/**/Cache/ would prevent the 
Cache directory and
all files within it from being copied. However, this is not the case and 
all files in the directory
are being transfered.

You're help is greatly appreciated.

-- Scott

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