DO NOT REPLY [Bug 7523] New: rsync exclude file ignores spaces

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Fri Jun 18 02:40:11 MDT 2010

           Summary: rsync exclude file ignores spaces
           Product: rsync
           Version: 2.6.8
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: dfwjim2000 at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

Using the FAQ page at rsync, using tips on the commandline with --exclude=
having spaces in the file-spec pattern for --exclude, seem to be ignored by
--exclude-from inside the exclude file.  I used all types of space escaping
techniques:  questionmark, single \, the triple \\\, combinations of single &
double quoting.

the only way I can get the path to exclude is to cut it off at the first
instance of space with a *, however this may cut off similarly named
directories.  This needs to be fixed.

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