rsync: exclude doesn't work?
matthew at netway.com
Fri Feb 13 17:34:03 PST 2004
On Sat, 14 Feb 2004, Rob wrote:
> I use rsync to back up my files, but I want to exclude uninteresting bulk
> files in cache directories of netscape, opera and mozilla. After reading
> the man pages, I use following call:
> /usr/local/bin/rsync \
> --exclude "rob/.netscape/cache/" \
> --exclude "rob/.mozilla/**/Cache/" \
> --exclude "rob/.opera/cache4/" \
> -avzC /home/rob /home/BACKUP
Shouldn't there be a tilde before rob?
As in "~rob/.opera/cache4/" for example.
> However, the exclude lines seem to be ineffective; all the cache directories
> are rsync'ed each time this backup script runs.
> Any ideas why that is?
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