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Re: exclude error "cannot match" but dir exists

From: David Precious
Subject: Re: exclude error "cannot match" but dir exists
Date: Wed, 13 May 2020 16:33:54 +0100

On Wed, 13 May 2020 09:41:31 -0500
RL <address@hidden> wrote:

> The commands that fail: (slight variations of wildcards and quotes
> and a relative path. The first example is the cleanest and simplest.
> The last example is using ** and it also fails.)
> rufus@Air-PC:~/WK> rdiff-backup -v3
> --include /home/rufus/WK/testin/dummy
> --exclude /rufus/home/WK/testin/dir3   /home/rufus/WK/testin    
> /home/rufus/WK/testout2
> [...]
> Fatal Error: Fatal Error: The file specification
> 'b'/rufus/home/WK/testin/dir3'' cannot match any files in the base
> directory 'b'/home/rufus/WK/testin'' Useful file specifications begin
> with the base directory or some pattern (such as '**') which matches
> the base directory.

It's telling you what the problem is.

Look again at the paths - /home/rufus vs /rufus/home.

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