how to exclude hidden files/directories

Hong Zhu hzhu at
Thu Dec 2 21:24:04 GMT 2004

Hi all,

I'm rsync'ing all directories tree plus *.html and 
.htaccess files but excluding everything else. 
Although *.html files are indeed the only files get 
transferred, hidden files and directories like 
".abc" also get transferred...

The syntax I'm using is as following:

rsync -av --include="*/" --include="*.html" 
--include=".htaccess" --exclude="*" /source/ /dest/

can someone help?

Thanks a lot,

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