--exclude-from options

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Tue Jun 21 17:06:27 GMT 2005

On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 02:48:35PM -0700, Aleksey Zakharov wrote:
> I have a directory /source/ which contains additional directories a, b, c. 
> In addition /source/ directory contains some db.* files that I dont want to 
> backup. The tricky part is that subdirectories /source/a, /source/b and 
> /source/c can have their own db* files wich I do want to keep.
> so how should my exclude file look?

If you anchor your excludes, they will only apply at the base of the

- /db*

That will not transfer the db* files in "/source/", but will transfer
any others.


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