trying to understand --include and --exclude
wayned at samba.org
Sun Nov 27 21:54:37 GMT 2005
On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 11:10:39AM -0600, Phil Howard wrote:
> --include '**/2005/07.tar.bz2' --exclude '**'
Taken from the manpage:
Note that, when using the --recursive (-r) option (which is implied
by -a), every subcomponent of every path is visited from the top
down, so include/exclude patterns get applied recursively to each
subcomponent's full name (e.g. to include "/foo/bar/baz" the
subcomponents "/foo" and "/foo/bar" must not be excluded). The
exclude patterns actually short-circuit the directory traversal
stage when rsync finds the files to send. If a pattern excludes a
particular parent directory, it can render a deeper include pattern
ineffectual because rsync did not descend through that excluded
section of the hierarchy. This is particularly important when using
a trailing '*' rule.
So, with your rules, nothing can ever match because all the base-level
dirs (and files) are excluded.
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