DO NOT REPLY [Bug 7456] New: exclude directory based on presence of a file

samba-bugs at samba-bugs at
Wed May 26 10:48:32 MDT 2010

           Summary: exclude directory based on presence of a file
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.7
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: IT at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

I think it would be handy to have the option of excluding directories when they
contain a specially-named file, such as '.exclude'.  This would simplify our
extensive exclude lists and would be a more explicit way to skip certain


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