--exclude-from works but "exclude from" in rsyncd.conf doesn't ?

jw schultz jw at pegasys.ws
Thu May 1 19:38:58 EST 2003

On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 10:15:47AM +0100, Sam Sexton wrote:
> I'm setting rsync up for the first time and would prefer to have the
> exclude file defined in the conf file, but the exclusions aren't
> honoured when I define the parameter in rsyncd.conf - although they are
> when I specify the file in an argument. The server is the remote system
> and both rsyncd.conf and the exclude file are the same on both local and
> remote systems. I'm attaching the test script and the conf file - am I
> doing something wrong? I haven't verified that all the exclusions and
> inclusions are correct - I may well have to adjust those, but this
> report is based on the recognition of the kellym, projects and TT_DB
> exclusion.
> BTW, let me assure you that the "exclude from" line in rsyncd.conf WAS
> decommented when I was doing the testing!

The rsyncd.conf manpage clearly states that the exclude list
specified in the config file "only applies on the server".
There is no point my quoting the whole section when you can
read it yourself.

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