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Friday, September 11, 2009
rsync -C or --cvs-exclude
rsync -C option excludes .exe files by default so if you want to rsync .exe files add in --include=*.exe
Which filetypes does cvs ignore? Then.. which filetypes does rsync ignore ontop of the cvs ignores. From man pages (man rsync):
-C, --cvs-exclude This is a useful shorthand for excluding a broad range of files that you often don’t want to transfer between systems. It uses a similar algorithm to CVS to determine if a file should be ignored.
The exclude list is initialized to exclude the following items (these initial items are marked as perishable — see the FILTER RULES section):
then, files listed in a $HOME/.cvsignore are added to the list and any files listed in the CVSIGNORE environment variable (all cvsignore names are delimited by whitespace).
Finally, any file is ignored if it is in the same directory as a .cvsignore file and matches one of the patterns listed therein. Unlike rsync’s filter/exclude files, these patterns are split on whitespace. See the cvs(1) manual for more information.
If you’re combining -C with your own --filter rules, you should note that these CVS excludes are appended at the end of your own rules, regardless of where the -C was placed on the command-line. This makes them a lower priority than any rules you specified explicitly. If you want to control where these CVS excludes get inserted into your filter rules, you should omit the -C as a command-line option and use a combination of --filter=:C and --filter=-C (either on your command-line or by putting the “:C” and “-C” rules into a filter file with your other rules). The first option turns on the per-directory scanning for the .cvsignore file. The second option does a one-time import of the CVS excludes mentioned above.