How to discern when like dir names exist in 2 places

Francis.Montagnac at Francis.Montagnac at
Mon Apr 13 12:02:38 MDT 2015

On Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:45:18 -0400 Kevin Korb wrote:
> The +/- syntax absolutely works in an --exclude-from or --include-from
> file I use it all the time.  However, apparently the -/ syntax does
> not work there.

> So, I am not sure if the man page is wrong or if this feature just
> isn't working correctly in an exclude file.

This is perhaps this note in the "FILTER RULES" section:

   Note that the --include/--exclude command-line options do not allow the
   full  range  of  rule parsing as described above -- they only allow the
   specification of include/exclude patterns plus a "!" token to clear the
   list  (and the normal comment parsing when rules are read from a file).


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