wildcards and nested files
emailgrant at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 03:55:56 MDT 2013
>>> Anyways, the other way to do what you are asking is: rsync -azvi
>>> --exclude-from=excludes.txt --delete --delete-excluded /
>>> user at hostname:
>>> excludes.txt: + / + /etc + /etc/** + /home + /home/*/ +
>>> /home/*/.maildir/ + /home/*/.maildir/** - - *
>> So the includes are in excludes.txt prefixed with "+ " and the
>> excludes are prefixed with "- - "?
> I am not sure where the second - came from. That line should have
> been "- *" as in exclude everything that I didn't explicitly include
> previously (order matters). I find it much easier to list both in a
> single file rather than using two since order is so important.
Is there a rule I can apply to figure out the proper order for
includes and excludes? I found that:
needs to be above:
but "- *" needs to be at the very end which is confusing.
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