Another Question about include-from

Max Kipness mkipness at
Sat Sep 6 08:16:11 EST 2003

I know this subject has been discussed time and time again, but
everytime I think I've figured it out, I get stuck again.

Here is the file structure, root is /:


I want to rsync the following:

but nothing else in /var or /var/spool/
but nothing else in /etc

Do I have to do this for example?
+ /var/
+ /var/spool/mail/
- /var/spool/dir1
- /var/spool/dir2
- /var/spool/dir3
- /var/dir1
- /var/dir2
 -/etc, etc

And exclude every other dir at that level? Is there not a better way? Is
this what the --files-from patch is for?


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