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###############################################################################
# Excludes File for rsync Backups
# by Pepi 2005-2009
# eMail: mlbackup@maclemon.at
#
# For mlbackup __VVAALLIIDD__RREEVVIISSIIOONNSS__
#
# This is the global exclusions file for backlemon. Files and folders mentioned
# in this file will be EXCLUDED from your backup!
#
# To have one of these still backed up, use your personal inclusions an
# exclusions file for a backup. See man rsync for more info on how to write
# these or learn from the comments in this file.
#
# Please send ANY suggestions, corrections or other files/folders that should
# be included in this file to pepi@maclemon.at (In english or german language)
# If you are the author of a software that keeps cache data in uncommon places
# that may safely be left out from a backup, please contact me with the details
# so that I can add these locations to this exclusions file.
#
# Things we consider for future exclusion are at the end of the file. Any info
# regarding these files is welcome.
#
# To learn more about rsync include/exclude patterns see the rsync manpage!
#
###############################################################################
# TODO:
# Globally SORT all this stuff. How? Suggestions are welcome.
#
###############################################################################
#
# 2012/02/17 Added TimeMachine local Snapshots used in 10.7 or higher
#
# 2012/02/15 Changed: Made a first attempt at reorganizing this file
#
# 2009/02/04: Added: Different stuff related to temp directories
# fifos and sockets
# 2008/11/20: Added:
# iSlayer iStat Menus Cache
# Acrobat 8 Cache
# Miro Icon Cache and Partial Files
# Leopard preloaded Updates
#
# 2008/08/02: Added several Leopard only Exclusions
#
# 2007.05.29: Added System Kernel Extensions Cache File
# Removed Testing Excludes in favor of per config exclusions
#
# 2007.05.27: Added .part Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.3 Downlaod partial files
# Added Adobe PCD Cache Exclusion
#
# 2006.10.11: Added Exclusion patterns to speed up testing. (will be removed)
# 2006.08.30: Corrected some directory exclusions
# 2006.08.22: Added Cache files for Adobe Bridge (Creative Suite 2)
# 2006.08.22: Added tmp/ and temp/ directory global exclusion
#
# Version 8 2006.06.16: Improved explanation for Apple Backup 3 excludes.
# File is now under SubVersion Control.
#
# Version 7 2006.03.26 Cleaned up and added some more explanations
# Additions: .TemporaryItems/
#
# Version 6 2006.03.17 Added Notes about NetNewsWire Cache Files
#
# Version 5 2006.03.13 Added .cache Fileextension to excludes
#
# Version 4 2006.03.12 Added .iChatTransfer Fileextension to excludes
#
# Version 3 2006.03.06 Added some more files and folder types specific to OSX
# Especially Objects that might reside in a user's
# Library folder.
#
# New Exclusions Added:
# AppleWorks Filter and Assistant Cache files (german)
# (other language's localized filenames requested)
# Freespace 2 Game Cache file
# Webkit Favicon Cache (regexp should be improved!)
# User's Logs (default keep)
# ACE2Cache (unknown app, currently keeping)
# Safari Favicon Cache
# BBEdit Cache and Backup Files
# Shiira Browser Favicons Cache
# BZFlag (Game) Cache Files
# Camino (Webbrowser) Cache Files
# TVtoday Fernsehen Widget Cache
# FlickrExport Resize Cache
# Google Earth MyPlaces Application Backup file
# Apple Backup Failed Backups
# Java Applet Cache
# Improved Exclusions:
# mlMac Folders
# NetNewsWire Backup and Favicon Cache Folders
#
# Version 2 2005.07.25. Added a few files and folder types, specific to
# Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), cleared up the wording of some
# warnings to make it easier to understand.
#
# Version 1 2005.03.23. initial concept of exclude files for
# a backup of your $HOME.
#
###############################################################################
# Ususal extensions to local backup and temporary files
- *~
- *.bak
- *.backup
- *.tmp
- *.temp
- /private/tmp/*
- /tmp/*
- /private/var/vm/*
- /var/vm/*
- *.sock
- *.fifo
# Java Applet Cache
- .jpi_cache/
# Temporary Items folders created by Mac OS and other Apps
- .TemporaryItems/
- temp/
- tmp/**
# We won't backup stuff, that is already in the Trash.
- .Trash/
- .Trashes
- Network Trash Folder/
- ._Network Trash Folder
# Common Cache Files for many apps
- *.cache
# Apple stuff
###############################################################################
# Classic Finder Desktop Database files, only used by Mac OS 9/Classic
# Will be useless in case of restore
- Desktop DB
- Desktop DF
# 10.3+ Adaptive hotfile Clustering Info will be useless in case of restore.
- .hotfiles.btree
# 10.4+ Spotlight indeces will be useless in case of restore.
- .Spotlight-V100/
# Special note, I guess the V100 MAY change in future releases of Spotlight.
# So we better be aware of this. May be changed to a wildcard in the future.
# 10.5 additions
- /.fseventsd
# TimeMachine tagging of Volume
- .com.apple.timemachine.supported
# Leopard Special Folders
- /net
- /home
- /Network
- /automount
- /dev/*
- /Volumes/*
- /.com.apple.NetBootX
- /OpenFolderListDF
- /VM Storage
- /Shutdown Check
- /Cleanup At Startup
- /Auth.bak
- /.vol/*
- /Library/Updates/*
# Mac OS X 10.7 and higher
# Local TimeMachine Snapshots
- /.MobileBackups
# Find By Content Lock Folder, used by Sherlock
- .FBCLockFolder/
# Finder Desktop File information files
# - .DS_Store
# Excluding these files will speed up the backup noticably, but also at the cost of loosing your view selections, custom Icons and Spotlight/finder comments set on objects. Depending on your source files you may or may not want to skip these files.
# The Volume Settings Folder by Mac OS
- TheVolumeSettingsFolder/
- ._TheVolumeSettingsFolder
# The FindByContentFolder from Mac OS 9 (Sherlock)
- /TheFindByContentFolder
- .FBCindex
- Library/Indexes/FindByContent/00001/
- Library/Indexes/FindByContent/00002/
- Library/Indexes/FindByContent/FBCPrivateIndexDB.plist
# Mac OS X System Kernel Extensions Cache File
- Library/Extensions.kextcache
# User's Caches, global Library Caches and even System Caches
- Library/Caches/
# Aliases to the recently used apps/docs in the Apple Menu
- Library/Recent Applications/
- Library/Recent Documents/
# Bookmarks to recently connected servers (AFP, SMB, FTP, etc.)
# Accessible from the Finders "Go" Menu
# We do not exclude these by default, as they're like bookmarks.
# - Library/Recent Servers/
# Users Logs and global Library Logs (for all users)
# You might be interested in keeping those logs, so the default is to backup them
# - Library/Logs/
# Or skip only the CrashReporter Logs and keep the rest?
# - Library/Logs/CrashReporter/*.log
# Apple iSync Backup Data
# Currently we keep this, as I've seen to many people empty their phone and
# AddressBook/Calendar by dumb use of iSync
# If you don't want to keep this, uncomment the following line (remove # )
# - Library/SyncService/Backup Data/
# Flickr Export Resize Cache
# Info: http://flickr.com/
- Library/Application Support/FlickrExport/ResizeCache/
# User's and System Keychains
###############################################################################
###############################################################################
############################ SECURITY WARNING #################################
###############################################################################
# If you don't know about the safety of your data on the
# location you save your backup to, you may want to SKIP these as your
# keychains may contain vital and private login data as well as your encryption
# private keys and certificates!
#
# Keychain files are protected by a password (usually your login password)
# so make sure at least that password is really good.
#
# In that case you should backup your keychains to ANOTHER location that you
# know your files are safe on!
# (Like your private iPod, USB Stick, external Drive, etc.)
#
# If the line below this block begins with a comment "#" or ";" then your
# keychain files will be backuped!
###############################################################################
# - Library/Keychains/
# User's Fonts
# CAUTION: If you're doing a lot of font management (activating/deactivatig)
# fonts, you may want to SKIP this folder, as font's might be copied to and
# deleted from this folder by your font management software.
# eg: Extensis Suitcase, FontDoctor, FontExplorer, etc.
# - Library/Fonts/
###############################################################################
# Things we are considering for exclusion, but are not yet sure if this is ok.
# If you have insight about one of these items please contact me!
###############################################################################
#
# Distributed Compiler, /usr/bin/distcc
# ~/.distcc/
# ~/.distcc/state/
# Apps
###############################################################################
# Miro
- Library/Application Support/Miro/icon-cache/
- Movies/Miro/Incomplete Downloads
# Google Earth - MyPlaces Application Backup File & temp file
# Info: http://earth.google.com
- Library/Application Support/Google Earth/myplaces.backup.kml
- Library/Application Support/Google Earth/myplaces.kml.tmp
# iSerial Reader
# - Library/Application Support/iSerial Reader/Cache/
# iSlayer iStatPro Widget
- Library/Application Support/iSlayer/ProcessesIconCache/
- Library/Application Support/iSlayer/Processes/IconsCache
# Wired.app
###############################################################################
# This ONLY applies to wired versions BELOW 1.3. Since 1.3 passwords are stored
# in the keychain where they belong.
#
# SECURITY WARNING: This file contains login data to your wired bookmarks in
# PLAIN TEXT! If you're not sure your backup location is safe from prying eyes
# you may want to skip this file and backup to another location.
#
# Since Mac OS 10.4 .plist files are usually stored as binary XML files.
# This takes about 15 seconds more to get to the plain text passwords.
# Conclusion, it's just as unsave as before! Take care!
#
# If the line below this block begins with a comment "#" or ";" then your
# Wired Preferences will be backuped!
###############################################################################
# - Library/Preferences/com.zanka.WiredClient.plist
# BZflag (Game) Cache files
# Info: http://sourceforge.net/projects/bzflag/
- Library/Application Support/BZFlag/cache/
# Camino (Mozilla Engine based Cocoa webbrowser) Cache Files
# Info: http://www.caminobrowser.org/
- Library/Application Support/Camino/Cache/
# TVtoday Fernsehen Widget (TV Program Guide) Cache Files
# Info: http://www.sebastian-krauss.de/software/
- Library/Application Support/Fernsehen/Cache/
# Adobe Acrobat Distiller FontCache Files
# Info: http://www.adobe.com/
# For Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6
- Library/Application Support/Adobe/Acrobat/Distiller 6/FontCache/PSHFList
# For Adobe Acrobat Distiller 7
- Library/Application Support/Adobe/Acrobat/Distiller 7/FontCache/PSHFList
# For Adobe Acrobat 8
- Library/Acrobat User Data/Preflight Acrobat 8/Preferences/Cache/*
- Library/Application Support/Adobe/Acrobat/Distiller 8/FontCache/PSHFList
# Module Caches for german Adobe Creative Suite
- Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Settings/Zusatzmodul-Cache.psp
- Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CS Einstellungen/Zusatzmodul-Cache.psp
- Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 3.0/InDesign ClipboradScrap
- Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 3.0/InDesign OSXServicesScrap
- Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 10/Zusatzmodul-Cache.psp
# This Cache file belongs to Adobe Creative Suite
# Info: http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/330060.html
- Library/Preferences/ACE2Cache
- Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe PCD/cache/
# Adobe Creative Suite 2 - Adobe Bridge Cache files
- Adobe Bridge Cache.bc
- Adobe Bridge Cache.bct
# AppleWorks Assistent and Filter Caches
# These filenames are localized, what are they called in other languages
# that are missing here? Please submit this info!
# German
- Library/Preferences/AppleWorks/AppleWorks 6 Assistenten Cache
- Library/Preferences/AppleWorks/AppleWorks 6 Filter Cache
- Dokumente/AppleWorks Benutzerdaten/Ausgangspunkt/Cache
# BBedit Prefs Data Backup Files
# Info: http://www.barebones.com/
- Library/Preferences/BBEdit Preferences/BBEdit Prefs Data (Backup)
# Containing your preferred and recent files
# For BBEdit below 8.0
# - /Library/Preferences/BBEdit Preferences/Recent Files & Favorites
# For BBEdit 8 (and possibly above)
# - /Library/Preferences/com.barebones.bbedit.PreferenceData/Recent Files & Favorites
# Containing your preferred and recent folders
# For BBEdit below 8.0
# - Library/Preferences/BBEdit Preferences/Recent Folders & Favorites
# For BBEdit 8 (and possibly above)
# - Library/Preferences/com.barebones.bbedit.PreferenceData/Recent Folders & Favorites
# can we savely leave out this file?
# - Library/Preferences/BBEdit Preferences/Clipboards
# Shiira (Webkit Browser) Favicons Cache (00-15/00-15/*.cache improve regexp)
# and Temporary Feed (RSS) Files
# Info: http://hmdt-web.net/shiira/en
- Library/Shiira/IconDatabase/
- Library/Shiira/Feeds/tmp/*.xml
# Freespace 2 (Game) Cache files *.ibx
# Info: http://freespace2.com/
- Library/FS2_Open/data/cache/
# Apple Calculator Currency Exchange Rates
# When restoring a backup exchange rates will be outdated and should be
# updated anyway, no need to backup them.
- Library/Application Support/Calculator/FinancialRates.plist
# OpenUp Archive decompressed files
# Info about OpenUp: http://www.stepwise.com/Software/OpenUp/
# Download: http://homepage.mac.com/sanguish/OpenUp/
- Library/OpenUp/
# Recent Items used by Allume Stuffit Deluxe (former Aladdin Systems)
# Info: http://www.allume.com/ or http://www.stuffit.com/
- Library/Preferences/Allume/StuffIt Deluxe Recent Items/
# Microsoft Internet Explorer Cache Files for Downloads
# We don't link to Microsoft!
- Library/Preferences/Explorer/Download Cache/
# Microsoft Internet Explorer temporary files
- Library/Preferences/Explorer/Temporary Files/
# Microsoft Office 2004 (11) Font Cache Files
- Documents/Microsoft-Benutzerdaten/Entourage Temp
- Documents/Microsoft-Benutzerdaten/Office X-Identitäten/Hauptidentität/Datenbank Cache
- Library/Preferences/Microsoft/Office Font Cache (10)
- Library/Preferences/Microsoft/Office Font Cache (11)
- Library/Preferences/Microsoft/Office Registration Cache X
- Library/Preferences/Microsoft/Office Registration Cache 11
- Library/Preferences/MS Internet Cache
# Connectix Virtual PC 6.x, Printer Spooler files
# Info: http://www.connectix.com/
# Virtual PC has since been bought by Microsoft :-(
- Library/Preferences/Virtaul PC 6.0 Preferences/Virtual PC Print Spool/
# iCab WebBrowser temporary and cache folder
# http://www.icab.de/
- Library/Preferences/iCab Preferences/iCab Cache/
# iSerial Reader Cache Files
- Library/Application Support/iSerial Reader/Cache
# RagTime Cache Files
# http://www.ragtime.de/
- Library/Preferences/RagTime/RagTime Privat Cache_de
- Library/Preferences/RagTime/RagTime Solo Cache_en
# VLC (Video Lan Client) Cache
# Info: http://www.videolan.org/
- Library/Preferences/VLC/cache/
# mlMac partial and fully downloaded Files (This applies to the default
# location, if you have moved your incoming and temp directories you
# may want to change the path below as well!
# Info: http://mlmac.org/
# If YOU know what should be added here, contact me please! (see top of file!)
- Library/Application Support/mlMac/incoming/
- Library/Application Support/mlMac/temp/
- Library/Application Support/mlMac/torrents/
- Library/Application Support/mlMac/*.old
# Mac The Ripper Temp Files
- .dvdcss
# NetNewsWire and NetNewsWire Lite Caches:
# Info & Download: http://ranchero.com/netnewswire/
# Only applies to NNW before 2.1b16, the caches have been moved to
# Library/Caches/ since which we are excluding by default.
- Library/Application Support/NetNewsWire/Cache/
- Library/Application Support/NetNewsWire/Backups/
- Library/Application Support/NetNewsWire/Favicons/
# NewsFire RSS Reader Cache
# Info & Download: http://www.newsfirerss.com/
- Library/Application Support/NewsFire/Cache/
# PopCap Game: Zuma
# - Library/Application Support/PopCap/Zuma/levels/cached_thumbnails/*
# Quark XPress 6 Aliases, for recently used files
- Library/Preferences/Quark/QuarkXPress 6.0/MRU/*.qxp
# DiscTop Artwork - will be refetched if missing, not vital to a backup
# If you desperately want to keep the comment out the line accordingly.
# Info: http://www.mekentosj.com/disctop/
- Library/Application Support/DiscTop/Artwork/
# Mozilla FireFox WebCache (all Profiles)
# http://www.mozilla.com/
# ------------------------------------------ These rules should be improved!
- Library/Application Support/FireFox/Profiles/**Cache/
- Library/Application Support/FireFox/Profiles/**/Cache.Trash/
# LaunchBar 3 SetupCache (Does not apply to LaunchBar 4)
# Info: http://obdev.at/products/launchbar/
- Library/Application Support/LaunchBar/SetupCache.plist
# Synergy Temporary Album Cover
# Info: http://wincent.com/a/products/synergy-classic/
- Library/Application Support/Synergy/Temporary Album Covers/
# Pulp Fiction RSS Cache
# Info: http://freshsqueeze.com/products/pulpfiction/
# Thanks to Brad Miller from Freshly Squeezed Software for your support.
- Library/Application Support/PulpFiction/Cache/
# Library/Caches is generally excluded by default, no need to specify again.
# - Libraray/Caches/PulpFiction/
# Wired partially transferred files
# Info and Download: http://www.zankasoftware.com/wired/
- *.WiredTransfer
# Heidrun Partial download files
# Info: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11881
# Info 2: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16296
- *.HeidrunDownload
# Audiobook Builder Temporary Files
# More Info: http://www.splasm.com/audiobookbuilder/
- Library/Application Support/Audiobook Builder/Temp/*
# BluePhoneElite 1.x
# To be checked
# - Library/Application Support/BluePhoneElite/Archive_Old
# - Library/Application Support/BluePhonElite/SMS Archive_1.0.8.780
# und andere Versions und builds Nummern RegExp?
# Apple Safari (and Webkit?) partial downloads
# Info: http://www.apple.com/safari/
- *.download
# Safari Favicons Cache (00-15/00-15/*.cache please help to improve this regexp)
- Library/Safari/Icons/
# Webkit Favicon Cache files (Subfolder 00-15/00-15, should improve regexp here)
# to exactly and only match these folders 00-15/00-15/*.cache
- Library/Icons/
# Mozilla Firefox Partial downloads
- *.part
# iChat Partial Transfers
- *.iChatTransfer
# Apple Addressbook Backup. Actually, these are packages (which are actually folders in the filesystem) simply containing the normal files used by Address Book in the Library
- *.abbu/
# Apple iCal Backup. Actually, these are packages simply containing the normal files used by iCal in the Library
- *.icbu/
# Apple Backup 3.0 incompleted Backup Set (due to error during Backup or because the Backup is currently running)
# Does it make sense to keep a FAILED backup of another Backup application?
- *.backXX/
# other filetypes used by Apple Backup 3.0 are
# FullBackups and Incremental Backups
# - *.FullBackup/
# - *.IncrementalBackup/
# iSync - SyncService "Revert to last Sync" files
# Though not vital for a backup, possibly useful if your iSync goes belly up
# and you end up with an empty Addressbook and empty cell phone/iPod/PDA/.Mac
# Info: http://www.apple.com/isync/
# NOT excluded by default.
# - Library/SyncService/
#EOF
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