[Bug 1670] softlink can't be excluded

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Fri Sep 17 23:20:38 GMT 2004


wayned at samba.org changed:

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             Status|NEW                         |ASSIGNED

------- Additional Comments From wayned at samba.org  2004-09-17 16:20 -------
Please clarify exactly what you're suggesting for an extention.  Do you want to
be able to --exclude-symlink='*.host' and have rsync skip a symlink that ends
with .host?

It seems to me that you just need to exclude files that are symlinked on a
per-host basis (e.g. --exclude=/etc/hosts). You could alternately tell rsync to
not copy any symlimks at all by leaving out the -l option (i.e. replace -a with

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