Bug report: "exclude from" in rsyncd.conf is not effective.

jw schultz jw at pegasys.ws
Fri May 9 21:31:53 EST 2003

On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 12:07:28PM +0100, Sam Sexton wrote:
> Resubmission due to user-hostile attachment in previous report.
> Problem: When "exclude from" is specified in rsyncd.conf on the server
> and the referenced file is provided on the server (as well as the source
> system), the files are not excluded. Specifying --exclude-from as an
> argument with the file on the source system works fine.

Read the exclude section of the rsyncd.conf manpage.

The exclude and exclude from options in rsyncd.conf aren't
meant to work the way you seem to expect.  When sending to
the server the only thing the rsyncd.conf exclude does is
prevent deletion from the server.

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