[Dirvish] documentation for 'exclude:' -or- *SUCCESS the hard way*

Richard Geoffrion dirvish at rain4us.net
Fri Nov 7 16:32:56 UTC 2008


After countless attempts over the years, I  think that I have excludes 
figured out.   I've been having a heck of a time getting certain files 
and directories to exclude from certain backups.    I've often struggled 
when when one must use    filename    or ./filename  or *filename* and 
my most recent battle was how to exclude certain directories.   I know 
that "the patterns are based on shell glob with some enhancements" but 
that never made its way through my method of learning (by seeing 
examples followed by the results).  I've just spent the morning playing 
with excludes and re-init'ing a vault over and over again and have found 
a bit of success.

So,  my question is,   "Where in the documentation would I have been 
able to find that when a dirvish user is wanting to exclude a directory 
that contained spaces (such as "System Volume Information")  that the 
user should just add the directory name under the exclude directive with 
no quotes and no escape "\" characters?


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