exclude hidden files

Ken Gillett emailist at ukgb.net
Fri Aug 19 04:47:19 MDT 2011

I want to exclude from the sync ALL files that start with a dot, IOW hidden files. But using --exclude '.*' does funny things with directories (or at least I think it does). Is there a recognised correct way to do this?

I thought --exclude '.???*' would avoid the directory issue by only excluding any dot file(dir) with a name longer than 2 characters. Not tried it yet, but would this be a good solution?

Ken  G i l l e t t


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