What's wrong with my exclude rules?
John Van Essen
vanes002 at umn.edu
Wed Feb 23 21:03:13 GMT 2005
On Wed, 23 Feb 2005, Eberhard Moenkeberg <emoenke at gwdg.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005, Danny Sauer wrote:
>> On Wednesday 23 February 2005 12:08 pm, Danny Sauer wrote:
>>> None of the other excludes seem to be followed either - which is a
>>> royal pain. Is it the order (or the --include /)? What's the
>>> precedence of --include and --exclude?
>> It's not the inclusion of '/' - I took that out, and it still tries to
>> sync /proc. Thoughts?
> Probably the shell's wildcard expansion is striking across.
> --exclude="/proc/a /proc/b" does neither exclude /proc/a nor /proc/b.
Good point. I missed that.
> Try to use \\ instaed of "..".
I always use the '=' format to connect the option to the argument
(e.g. --exclude=/proc/*). That way, there's no wildcard expansion
because no filenames will match that combined pattern.
Maybe all man page examples should use the '=' format?
John Van Essen Univ of Minn. Alumnus <vanes002 at umn.edu>
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