Need help with exclude
jw at pegasys.ws
Wed Nov 26 09:30:49 EST 2003
On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 11:44:54AM -0600, daniel wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 03:53:10AM -0600, daniel wrote:
> > > Thank you for clarifying the issue with regard to the fact that the
> > > exclude pattern is relative to the destination path.
You are welcome.
> > No, it's relative to the root of the transfer -- i.e. the names that the
> > two sides have in common.
> First let me clarify the directory structure:
> But now I'm lost again. What is the "root of the transfer" of this:
> rsync -av /foo/test/ serv2:/foo/
On the destination it is /foo so on the source it is
> My understanding was that the exclude is relative to the destination path, so:
> rsync -av --exclude=/foo/test/dir1/ /foo/test/ serv2:/foo/
> would actually exclude /foo/foo/test/dir1/ (non-existant)
Yes, but unless there is a /foo/test/test on the source the
rsync would not create a /foo/test on the destination.
Look at the output of rsync -v and you will see that paths
against which the patterns are compared. Use the verbose
option twice (-vv) and you will see the exclude pattern
being applied as well. It helps to redirect stdout to a
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