rsync not honoring excludes

Alex Esplin alex.esplin at
Wed Nov 14 23:46:47 MST 2007

On Nov 14, 2007 11:09 PM, Wade Preston Shearer <lists at> wrote:
> I have an rsync command in one script that works. I have another that
> is set up the same way in another script that doesn't. Can anyone see
> anything wrong with this?
> The command:
> rsync -auczve ssh --delete --stats --exclude-from=/path/to/
> exclude_file /path/to/something/ secret.remote.server:/path/to/
> something/

Try putting your /path/to/exclude_file in quotes.  I've never had any
luck without doing that, but I haven't dug into why.

Alex Esplin

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