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

samba-bugs at samba-bugs at
Sat May 29 08:30:30 MDT 2010

------- Comment #1 from wayned at  2010-05-29 09:30 CST -------
If you put "- *" into that file and use the filter option "--filter=':
.exclude", then rsync will exclude all the files/dirs from within that
directory (just not the directory itself).  If you want to exclude the
directories themselves, you can put a rule into the parent dir.  For instance,
create the file .rsync-filter and put "- /subdir" into it (that slash anchors
the name in the current dir).  Then, run rsync with the -FF option and it will
use the filter files and also exclude them from the transfer.

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