Recursive filetype include

Max Bowsher maxb at
Sat Mar 15 09:49:03 EST 2003

Mark Palatucci wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a directory tree that contains many files of type .htm. I don't
> want these when I rsync - so I used the option --exclude '*.htm'
> There is however, one subdirectory (and all of its subdirectories)
> that I would like to include these .htm files.
> I tried using many variations of --include 'subdir/*.htm' but this
> does not seem to work. It includes the .htm's in the main subdirectory
> - but not any of its subdirectories.
> Is there anyway I can get rsync to recursively include this filetype
> for all the subdirectories of a subdirectory - yet exclude these types
> for all the other branches of the main directory tree?
> Any info would be most appreciated,

Please post your exact command line and a careful description of your
directory structure. You are certainly thinking along the right lines, but
without details, its hard to know why it isn't working for you.


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