Expressions in --exclude-from file

Wayne Davison wayned at
Mon Apr 4 05:17:09 GMT 2005

On Sun, Apr 03, 2005 at 09:30:52PM -0700, David Liontooth wrote:
> Wouldn't it be useful to allow expressions in the exclude file?

I don't think so.  And with the per-dir filter rules from 2.6.4, adding
expressions would be a security problem (allowing arbitrary commands to
be run on the remote system).

> rsync appears not to allow \ to break a long line (?)

No, that's a shell idiom.  Rsync doesn't allow any continuation lines in
its filter/include/exclude files.


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