DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6120] New: Default exclude file

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Tue Feb 17 21:03:43 GMT 2009

           Summary: Default exclude file
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.5
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: wooptoo at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

rsync already has a mechanism for reading exclude patterns from a file, using
the --exclude-from option, but it would be useful to read them from a *default*
file if --exclude-from is omitted.
Something like .gitignore from git.

It could work something like:
1. place .rsyncignore in SRC/ with a list of excluded files/folders
2. rsync -av SRC DEST (without the need to specify --exclude-from, it would
automatically use .rsyncignore)

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