--exclude-filelist and shell patterns

dean gaudet dean-list-rdiff-backup@arctic.org
Sat, 1 Jun 2002 18:40:13 -0700 (PDT)

hmm... is there any way to give a list of extended shell patterns in a
file?  i thought --exclude-filelist did this, but on re-reading the docs i
see it doesn't...

i want to put patterns like:


into a file and have them exclude the contents of the directories without
excluding the directories themselves (so that it is easier to do a full
restore in the future).

these work with --exclude on the command line, but not if i put them into
a --exclude-filelist file.