Excluding/Hiding a local, absolute path in 3.0.7

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Sat Mar 6 15:23:13 MST 2010

[Going through old email.  I wanted to confirm whether there was an
rsync bug here.]

On Wed, 2010-02-03 at 18:16 -0500, Ryan Flannery wrote:
> The command I'm using is this:
>    rsync -avz --delete --delete-excluded --exclude-from=foo.txt  /etc/
>  $dest:path
> Where foo.txt contains either:
>    hide,/ /etc/passwd
> or
>    hide,/s /etc/passwd
> or
>    -/ /etc/passwd
> or
>    -/s /etc/passwd
> In either case, the file /etc/passwd is always transferred to $dest:path

--exclude-from only supports a file of plain exclude patterns.  Use
--filter='. foo.txt' instead.


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