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patch #4701: New feature: auto-exclude (for .cvsignore)

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Wed 14 Dec 2005 04:42:02 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Sergey Poznyakoff <gray> Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed

Sat 22 Feb 2014 06:19:41 AM UTC, comment #1:

Thanks a lot for the idea and apologies for waiting so long with its implementation. I have pushed this: This commit implements the --exclude-ignore and --exclude-ignore-recursive options that work much as the --exclude-auto you proposed, and the --exclude-vcs-ignore option, which automatically processes ignore files from several most popular version control systems.

Sergey Poznyakoff <gray>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Wed 14 Dec 2005 04:42:02 PM UTC, original submission:

Please take the time to evaluate my proposal on this new feature

The Fairy tale:
I wanted to use plain tar for my backups. The, I try to reduce the files beind backed up by tar. Some backup suites try to scan themselves the directories and find the files and give 'tar' a ready list. I thought that scanning the dirs 2 times would be sub-optimal. Adding myself a huge list of excluded files is also out of the question. On the other hand, I have some .backupignore, .cvsignore, .svnignore etc. files ready. The problem is that they apply only to the directories they reside on (and subs).

The feature (applies to 'create' mode):
Whenever a file named <fname> is found during the recursion, read it and append its contents to the exclude patterns. The extra patterns will aply to that dir and its subdirectories. Multiple --exclude-auto options can be specified.

tar -cvzf home-backup.tar.gz -X /etc/global.excludes \
--exclude-auto=.cvsignore --exclude-auto=.backupignore /home/me/

I have not tried to figure out what happens in the case of an incremental backup (-g).
- Please 'valgrind' it.



Attached Files
file #4166:  tar-auto-exclude.patch added by None (14KiB - application/octet-stream - Exclude-auto feature)


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