Syntax of Exclude File

Wayne Davison wayned at
Mon Apr 28 02:16:35 GMT 2008

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 07:44:11AM -0400, Tim Evans wrote:
> Purpose of the entry is to exclude any directory or subdirectory named
> "TMP" from backup via rsync, but it's not doing it.  What am I doing
> wrong?

I can only makes guesses:

If you have some dirs that differ in case, try this:

- [Tt][Mm][Pp]/

If all the dirs are named exactly "TMP", make sure that your exclude
rule does not have any surrounding whitespace (it must be exactly
"- TMP/").

Finally, check that you have the rules in the right order.  Running
rsync with more -v options will tell you if a prior rule is matching
the TMP dir, and thus that exclude would have no effect.


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