rsync ignores "exclude=..."?

Scott Wiersdorf scott at
Mon Oct 29 07:28:06 MDT 2012

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 12:08:17AM -0700, James Moe wrote:
>   Below is a log of a backup session. I do not understand why the
> "exclude=/data01/..." is being ignored.

--exclude paths are relative to the transfer-root. See the section
labeled "ANCHORING INCLUDE/EXCLUDE PATTERNS" in the rsync manpage for
examples of how this works.

Scott Wiersdorf
scott at

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