Fwd: Delete some excluded files in rsync
wayned at samba.org
Tue Mar 7 22:18:57 GMT 2006
Karel Kulhavy <clock at twibright.com> wrote:
> I suggest that a feature be added into rsync. That one could
> separately specify excluded files that should be deleted on the
> receiver and excluded files that shouldn't be deleted on the
That's already possible using filter rules. An exclude both hides files
on the sending side, and protects files on the receiving side. Each of
these actions may be specified separately using a filter option, like
You can abbreviate "hide" as "H", "protect" as "P" and "exclude" as "-",
as you see fit. Also, -f is short for --filter.
See also the "merge" (.) filter rule, which slurps a bunch of filter
rules from a file, as well as the "show" (S) and "risk" (R) rules, which
allow you to specify exceptions for your hide and protect rules.
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