exclude hidden files
rlp1938 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 05:03:58 MDT 2011
On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM, Ken Gillett <emailist at ukgb.net> wrote:
> 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?
I think you need to specifically name the dot files you want to
exclude, eg '.*.swp' will ignore vi/vim swap files.
> Ken G i l l e t t
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