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Re: exclude error "cannot match" but dir exists

From: Mike Fleetwood
Subject: Re: exclude error "cannot match" but dir exists
Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 08:20:33 +0100

On Wed, 13 May 2020 at 15:42, RL <address@hidden> wrote:

> rufus@Air-PC:~/WK/testin> rdiff-backup -v3   --include
> /home/rufus/WK/testin/dummy --exclude **   /home/rufus/WK/testin
> /home/rufus/WK/testout2
> Fatal Error: Switches missing or wrong number of arguments
> See the rdiff-backup manual page for more information.
> rufus@Air-PC:~/WK/testin>
> And how is "--exclude **" (last example fail) wrong? Switches? Arguments?

The shell will be expanding ** to all the files in the current
directory.  To see what is actually passed to the command run:


To prevent the shell performing file name pattern matching expansion,
enclose that parameter in single quotes thus '**'.  I suggest you read
the EXPANSION section and Pattern Matching sub-section of the bash

    man bash


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