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    Question rsync : how to exclude hidden files and directories ?

    Hello everybody !

    I'm currently writing a backup script which uses the rsync command. I have to backup the entire directory structure and certain types of files. So, my rsync command looks like this :

    rsync -azd --include='*/' --include='*.nk' --include='*.sni' --include='*.nk.autosave' --exclude='*' --stats /source_folder/* /backup_folder
    In some directories of my source folder, i have hidden files and directories (like ".AppleDouble/", ".DS_Store", ...). I don't want to backup this type of files/directories and anyway, the rsync command returns me errors when it tries to backup them (It's because on the partition of my backup_folder, i cannot create files or directories whose name starts by a dot).

    So, do you know the correct regex to exclude hidden files and directories from my rsync command ?

    Thank you in advance !

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    Just a guess here... --exclude=PATTERN? Try this Slicehost Articles: rsync - exclude files and folders

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