On Wednesday 22 March 2006 02:42, Jeff Vian wrote:
> yet it started to act recursively. Most of the hidden files
> excluded by the filter, but it let .DOCPSERVER_box.domain.lan,
> .ICEauthority and .Xauthority. I don't think that the first one is a
> problem, since it is linked to the box, but the other ones probably are.
> What do you think?
If you want to exclude the ones that start with an uppercase letter,
change .[a-z]* to .[a-zA-Z]*. This is caused by the fact that shell
globbing is case sensitive, so you need to explicitly list both cases in
Yes, I suspected that would be the solution, but held off until I resolve the
multiple exclusion question and recursivity. I will make local backups to RW
of any config files I suspect I'd want to keep. However, can you see any
reason why the command I gave would act recursively? That was totally
unexpected, and undesired at this stage. I need to workout the exclusion
What about multiple exclusions, Jeff? Do they get listed space-separated? Or
is there some way to pass a file as the parameter?