[RSync] Re: rsync for the brave

Ashley M. Kirchner ashley at pcraft.com
Mon Nov 10 18:51:52 GMT 2008

Matt McCutchen wrote:
> Not really.  The leading slash would require the pattern to match the
> entire path of the file starting from the source directory (here
> "/cygdrive/f", i.e., "F:\").  For example, your current exclude rule
> "- Temporary Items" would match both "F:\Temporary Items" and
> "F:\Foo\Bar\Temporary Items" (if it existed), while "- /Temporary Items"
> would match only "F:\Temporary Items".
    Oh, I understand that part.  It's the same reason we do proper 
matching on .htaccess files on web site configuration.  On a web site 
with a large nested tree, it is definitely a performance hit if it needs 
to check every single folder, starting from / , when the file only 
exists in the user's web space and down.

> This is probably the same problem described in this thread:
> http://lists.samba.org/archive/rsync/2008-January/019723.html
    Ok, the suggested fix is to grab the unicode aware cygwin file.  I'm 
assuming that's acceptable.

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