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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] [bug] Excluding hidden files the wrong way does
Re: [rdiff-backup-users] [bug] Excluding hidden files the wrong way doesn't result in an error
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 09:25:52 -0600
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On 01/04/2017 01:00 PM, Ilario wrote:
Excluding a hidden file without full path doesn't rise an error (as
happens with non hidden files) and copies it anyway; e.g.
rdiff-backup --exclude .one --exclude ./.two --exclude ./three . ../backup
ls -a ../backup
. .. four .one rdiff-backup-data
copies also the .one file and gives no warning.
Does the dot have a special meaning there?
Since the directory you are backing up is ".", all your excludes have
to begin with either "./" or "**". The only thing that is strange
here is that you are not getting the "cannot match any files in the
base directory" error. For some reason, dotfiles in an exclude do
not trigger that message.
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