Beginner help: Excluding directories by pattern
kmk at sanitarium.net
Sat Dec 24 18:20:51 MST 2011
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- --exclude Movies/ --exclude Music/
Or put them in a text file list and use --exlcude-from
On 12/24/11 20:16, Phil Dobbin wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-12-24 at 18:26 -0500, Kevin Korb wrote:
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>> The two most common problems with excludes are:
>> 1. Excluded paths are relative to the source path. So if you
>> are rsyncing /home/username and you want to exclude
>> /home/username/Trash the path to exclude is actually /Trash.
>> 2. Mistaking the fact that the files are in the target because
>> they were already in the target for rsync actually transferring
>> them. If they were there before you ran rsync they will still be
>> there after unless you use --delete-excluded
>> If you still don't see the problem lets start over. Show us
>> your command line, your excludes file, and an example
>> /path/to/filename that shouldn't be copied but is.
> In a similar vein (apologies if this is hi-jacking somebody elses
> thread. Please let me know; if it is I'll start anew), I'm trying
> my first attempt at excludes.
> $ rsync -zav $HOME/phildobbin/ --exclude 'foo/'
> which works perfectly well but I'm struggling to find the right
> syntax to add about another half a dozen directories to the exclude
> list (e.g. Movies/ Music/ Virtualbox/ & so on).
> Any help appreciated.
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