--exclude patterns

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Thu Jan 31 04:33:26 GMT 2008

On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 15:30 +1100, Anthony Morton wrote:
> >> The shell does not strip the single quotes because they are inside  
> >> double quotes. Thus, rsync is getting filter patterns containing  
> >> single quotes, which would obviously prevent the filters from  
> >> matching.
> >> You can just remove the single quotes, but then the shell will try  
> >> to expand the wildcards when it expands $EXCLUDE.
> I have a similar problem.  I'm trying to specify a custom per- 
> directory filter using
> 	--filter='dir-merge .rsync-filter-m'
> but because the whole thing is double-quoted the filter rule arrives  
> in single quotes.  I can't simply leave out the quotes here because  
> the --filter option only gets the first token as its argument.
> Is there a simple solution here?  The bash man page leaves me cross- 
> eyed.

You can use an underscore instead of a space after the "dir-merge".


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