Include a directory inside an excluded one?

Nicolas KOWALSKI niko at
Sun Aug 23 04:22:28 MDT 2009

Wayne Davison <wayned at> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 08:41:40PM +0200, Nicolas KOWALSKI wrote:
>> My problem is that I would like to synchronize a directory located
>> inside "/Ma musique/", the one named "/Ma musique/iTunes/".
> As you noticed, rsync will not synchronize anything whose parent dir
> gets excluded.  To fix this, stop excluding the parent dir and instead
> exclude the content of the dir (but after any includes from the dir):
>   --include="/Ma musique/iTunes/" --exclude="/Ma musique/*"

This works perfectly! :-)

Thanks a lot your explanation,

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