file exlude problem

mike wolman
Sat, 29 Dec 2001 22:16:55 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Ben,

After numerous attempts with a regex,
i realised the problem was due to an error
by me with sudo and a permissions messup


On Fri, 28 Dec 2001 wrote:

> Unfortunately I'm travelling and locked myself out of my computer, so I can't
> test things out from where I am.  However, I think the problem is that
> rdiff-backup wants perl-style, not shell-style, regular expressions.  The
> "*access" expression gave you the error "nothing to repeat" because the *
> means to repeat the preceding character 0 or more times, but in your
> expression there was no preceding character.  So, try ".*access.log" (but
> keep in mind that . matches any char, so ".*access.log" will match
> "fooaccessalog"...).
> --
> Ben Escoto
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