On Tuesday 21 March 2006 07:28, James Wilkinson wrote:
I should have thought --exclude .[a-z]* or --exclude .??* would have got
rid of most hidden files and directories. A quick check on my home
directory suggests both would do the job 
Thanks for the suggestion - I'll try it today.
I'd also suspect that for the test, you need to --exclude
things could get odd if you repeatedly try to syncronise all of your
home directory to somewhere underneath it.
Hope this helps,
 Assuming that you haven't changed LANG or LC_COLLATE to C, in which
case .[a-z]* won't get .DCOP*.
For the test I will direct it to another folder that can be deleted once I'm
sure everything is as I wanted it.
I don't seem to have done too much damage with that first error. Perhaps it's
fortunate that I hadn't emptied Trash before I started, and I had done a lot
of culling. I always leave things in Trash for a day or two after an
exercise like that, in case I've made a mistake :-) Anyway, I was able to
interrupt while it was still copying Trash, which may have saved the day. As
it is, the only thing I've noticed is that I can't get back the default
Fedora Core wallpaper, which I like to keep on the server box. It makes a
clear visual differentiation between that and my own desktop box. It isn't
offered along with the other wallpapers, and I don't know its name, so it's
difficult to search. I tried a few guesses but without success.