On Wednesday 22 March 2006 16:49, Les Mikesell wrote:
On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 09:13, Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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 list first.
See the rsync man page about all of the other options that '-a'
Ah yes - I had read it, but missed the fact that -r is included.
Recursion is one of them. But, I thought earlier you
said you wanted it to always pick up new additions.
Yes, finally. I just hadn't intended it at that stage. It's a matter of
trying to make sure that I understand all the implications ;-)
That only leaves the question of how to set multiple exclusions. It looks to
me as though exclude-from=filename is going to be the best way to do it. Is
that right? With a man page this long you can read until you are