Using rsync for a backup program but having trouble getting --exclude-from to work properly

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Thu Apr 16 09:33:14 GMT 2009

On Thu 16 Apr 2009, Robert Parker wrote:

> fromdir=/home/bob/
> rsync --exclude-from="$excl" -a -b -vv --suffix="$suffix" $fromdir $todir

> Here is the content of the exclude file
> /home/bob/.mozilla/firefox/

If you're passing /home/bob/ as the source dir, then you have to remove
/home/bob from the exclude patterns as those patterns are relative to
the transfer source. I.e.





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