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

jw schultz jw at pegasys.ws
Wed May 7 12:09:11 EST 2003

On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 04:03:31PM +0100, Sam Sexton wrote:
> Regarding this reply from Pegasus that I found after reporting the
> problem as a bug:
> 	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
> 	> 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.
> I had that phrase highlighted in the man page - and had copied the
> exclusion file to the server (which is also the target). I mentioned
> this in the original report. Perhaps "only applies on the server" needs
> to be defined more precisely. Are you saying that the exclusions have to
> be defined in a file on the server _and_ the copy performed _from_ the
> server rather than _to_ it? 

The manpage i'm looking at is quite explicit about what the
exclude option does and doesn't apply to.  Perhaps you are
reading an old manpage.

	J.W. Schultz            Pegasystems Technologies
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