Anne Wilson wrote:
Hmm - I'm getting something badly wrong here:
[anne@david ~]$ rsync -auvz /home/anne/ ssh:anne@borg:/home/anne/
--exclude .* > ~/Desktop/rsynctest.txt
Jeff Vian told her:
The .* includes all hidden (.xxxx) files, the .. (parent) directory,
the . (current) directory. It may not have been what you wanted.
Of course - I had overlooked the . and .. directories. That explains
happened. So, how can I rsync all my home folder, excluding the hidden files
and, say Desktop and Download directories? I'd realy appreciate an example.
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 
I'd also suspect that for the test, you need to --exclude ~/Desktop :
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*.
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