Understand include exclude script

Marc marcpirat at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 19 14:34:26 MDT 2012

if i merge this config, i need to put it in include file?
i tried and it copied all file and folder

also why in my old script some folder like  music, video and document  was copied while i don't wrote to do it?

----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Korb <kmk at sanitarium.net>
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Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 6:18:09 PM
Subject: Re: Understand include exclude script

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The - .** and .* lines are both excluding all .files and .directories
except for the ones you specifically included.  For easyness of
reading I would suggest you merge the two files together with
something like:

+ .Skype/***
+ .local/
+ .local/share/
+ .local/share/local-mail/***
+ .mozilla/***
- - .*
- - Desktop/
- - Download/

Though I don't actually suggest excluding .* since there are lots of
important configuration files that you will be excluding that way.

On 10/19/12 08:28, Marc wrote:
> hi
> i use a script to backup my homedir, that work but there are somes
> things i don't really understand.
> here my script
> rsync -arv --delete --prune-empty-dirs --include-from=include.txt
> --exclude-from=exclude  /home/bob /media/usbkey
> include.txt file + .Skype/*** + .local/ + .local/share/ +
> .local/share/local-mail/*** + .mozilla/*** - .**
> exclude.txt file Desktop/ Download/ .*
> I have a lot of folder in my home: music, video, Document.
> I undersdand  that it script copy skype, local-mail and mozilla
> content. -.** means exclude other?
> and for exlude file: exclude Desktop, Download and .* means all
> other?
> also why music, video and document are copied, is there something
> in the script who said to copy it?
> thanks

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