Need help with exclude

Francis Montagnac Francis.Montagnac at
Tue Nov 25 18:15:19 EST 2003

> rsync -av --exclude=/foo/test/dir1/ /foo/test serv2:/foo
> and the exclude still does not work.

The following works:

  rsync -av --exclude=/test/dir1/ /foo/test serv2:/foo


Because one should think the exclude pathnames are *relative* ones to
the destination directory.

In your case, you want the /foo/test directory to be copied as

Note that this is equivalent to:

  rsync -av --exclude=/dir1/ /foo/test/ serv2:/foo/test

I admit that this is not quite obvious.

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