Exclude-from file format?

@lbutlr kremels at kreme.com
Fri Jan 3 18:45:34 UTC 2020

I have seen two main styles in examples for using rsync with exclude-from.

The first is simply a list of filename, one per line.

The second is a list of filenames, one per line, prefixed with either a - or a + to indicate exclude/include. Which is correct?

Also, none show the correct style with a filname containing spaces, though I assumed quoting is OK

- filename1
- “file name 1”

“file name 1”

Which of these will exclude both filename1 and “file name 1” anywhere they appear in the source?

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