How to discern when like dir names exist in 2 places

Harry Putnam reader at
Mon Apr 13 10:44:48 MDT 2015

Kevin Korb <kmk at> writes:

> -/ /var/apache2/*

Thanks for the input, but unless I'm doing something else screwy, that
does not appear to work here.

I put your line verbatim into my exlcude file (near the top)

  -/ /var/apache2/*
-------       -------       ---=---       -------       -------

My actual task here is an rsnapshot run that collects files

   Here      /var/
   and here  /etc/
   (a few other places as well as well)

But as you probably know its really a pair of rsync runs that

To reiterate, my goal was to collect files at `/etc/apache2/'
but not at `/var/apache2'

(These are just typical of what I want to do in several places.)

Adding that line verbatim did not have the effect I'm after.

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