Exclude from not excluding "My Music" or "Printhood"
feenberg at nber.org
Mon Apr 30 18:38:09 MDT 2012
We have been using rsync for some time with Linux and FreeBSD, but are
just now trying to make it work with Windows. Not as easy as we hoped.
I am running the cwrsync client 3.0.6 on a new Windows 7 machine to a
FreeBSD 8.1 server. I have an exclude-from filelist, which does seem to
successfully exclude the directories given by many of its entries,
including these two lines:
but the apparently similar (to me) directories
just generate the error
rsync: opendir "/cygwin/c/users/feenberg/Documents/My Videos" failed: Permision denied (13)
rsync: opendir "/cygwin/c/users/feenberg/Documents/Printhood" failed: Permision denied (13)
As it happens, those directories don't really exist - at least the dir
command won't list them and I certainly didn't do anything to create them.
But then it doesn't list "My Videos" or "Nethood" either although they
show up in MS explorer. They are some kind of MS damaged symbolic link, I
suppose. I need to get rid of spurious messages - does anyone know how to
Also, I do want the contents of "My Documents", which also gets an
opendir error. But I think it duplicates the plain "Documents" folder, so
this may not be a problem beyond the spurious message. I haven't excluded
Thanks for any help.
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