Julian Pace Ross linux at
Tue Jan 16 15:13:43 GMT 2007

OK thanks!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christophe LYON" <christophe.lyon at>
To: "Julian Pace Ross" <linux at>; <rsync at>
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: include/exclude

> You can still use --filter: --filter=": my-rsync-filter"
> will include the file my-rsync-filter in the list of rules (and 
> recursively at each directory level).
> This is very powerful and allows you to modify the filters without 
> modifying the script which calls rsync.
> Christophe.
> On 16.01.2007 14:28, Julian Pace Ross wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've read the man page but still seem to be a bit confused:
>> Is it possible to specify include/exclude rules to transfer files, for 
>> example of type *.c and *abc, and exclude everything else?
>> I am trying to avoid using --filter, since the list of patterns can be 
>> quite long and can change often, and since there is no 
>> --filter-from=FILE, my aim is to use the --include-from= and 
>> --exclude-from= files.
>> I tried putting *.c and *.abc in the include file, and * in the exclude 
>> file, but nothing gets transferred.
>> Tried a couple of other configurations but still nothing.
>> Any help?
>> Regards
>> Julian

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