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Old 01-20-2009, 03:59 PM
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Exclude folders based on their names

Is it possible (using wildcards) to exclude specific folders from a backup? For instance, all folders with a name that starts with "• " or something like that.
I know I can exclude files using this technique, but is seems as if this does not work for folders.

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Old 01-20-2009, 05:26 PM
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It should certainly work just the same for folders, SanderP.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:39 AM
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I'm sorry, I didn't explain myself properly.

It does of course work for specific folders. I can easily exclude a folder by adding something like "ignore Projects/Test/• images".

What I would like to do is exclude any folder that has a name that starts with "• ", no matter where it exists on a volume. Something like "ignore Projects/• *" or "ignore Projects/*/• *". That doesn't seem to be possible.

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Old 01-21-2009, 09:25 AM
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Correct: you can't specify "any folder, anywhere". The commands are specific to locations (but can be multi-level -- e.g. Projects/*/• * should work in all folders inside Projects, and all •-starting folders under there.).
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:17 AM
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That's strange, because that is exactly what I'm doing -- to no avail.

Does it matter if Project is a volume, and not a regular folder? I have tried both "ignore Projects/*/• *" and "ignore Volumes/Projects/*/• *".

If there is no way to get this to work, it may be a nice feature for the next version of SuperDuper!

Thanks for your help, Dave.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:41 AM
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Yes, that matters. Your commands are rooted at the top of the selected volume, so if you use "Projects" at the start, it'll be /Volumes/Projects/Projects/*..., which isn't right. You want to use */• * in your case.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:51 AM
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Ah, now I get it! That works like a charm.

Thanks a lot for your help.
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