exclude hidden files
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Sat Aug 20 07:17:13 MDT 2011
OK, thanks for that. For some reason that escapes me now, I was sure that it caused problems.
I'll have a go with just '.*'.
On 20 Aug 2011, at 09:38, Francis.Montagnac at inria.fr wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Aug 2011 12:47:34 +0200 Ken Gillett 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?
> Using --exclude '.*' should work.
> $ tree -a a
> `-- b
> |-- bar
> `-- .foo
> 1 directory, 2 files
> $ rsync -vv -i -a --exclude '.*' a/ x
> sending incremental file list
> [sender] hiding file b/.foo because of pattern .*
> created directory x
> delta-transmission disabled for local transfer or --whole-file
> cd+++++++++ ./
> cd+++++++++ b/
>> f+++++++++ b/bar
> total: matches=0 hash_hits=0 false_alarms=0 data=0
> sent 115 bytes received 38 bytes 306.00 bytes/sec
> total size is 0 speedup is 0.00
> Francis Montagnac
Ken G i l l e t t
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