double / on --exclude flag cuse the path not to be excluded

Kfir Cohen kfirc at
Thu Dec 29 05:26:13 GMT 2005

Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-12-28 at 14:52 -0500, Kfir Cohen wrote:
>> thank you for your quick response.
>> How can i ad this to your bugzilla project?
>> --KC
>>> rsync -aHvS --exclude /root//Desktop/ /root /tmp/kuku
>>> the Desktop Dir will not be excluded.
> Rsync is behaving correctly by not excluding /root/Desktop since this
> folder does not match the double slashes in the exclude pattern.  This
> is not a bug.  If, in writing a script, you need double-slash exclude
> paths to match (single-slash) files, run the exclude paths through sed
> -re 's./+./.g' or similar before passing them to rsync.
Almost all application and binaries on linux discount the double slashes.
try to change dir with double slash or even tar cp , they all dont car 
how much slash you have. if there are two slashes and there no dir 
between them they remove on of the slash.


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