How to discern when like dir names exist in 2 places

Francis.Montagnac at Francis.Montagnac at
Mon Apr 13 11:34:35 MDT 2015


On Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:59:07 -0400 Kevin Korb wrote:
> Hmmm,  according to my interpretation of the man page (I am on 3.1.1)
> that is supposed to work however when I test using the "-/
> /etc/passwd" example the / seems to have the same effect as commenting
> the line.  I get /etc/passwd copied whether the source is / or /etc.

I guess that this -/ syntax is not usable with --exclude, but only
with --filter.

Try thus to modify your exclude file to:

  - /pkg/*
  - /sadm/*
  - /cache/*
  - /opt/csw/cache/*
  -/ /var/apache2/*
  - /tmp/*

an call rsync ... --filter='merge YOUR_FILE' 


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