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Update documentation for 1.4 #788

danimo opened this Issue Jul 20, 2013 · 4 comments


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danimo commented Jul 20, 2013

Now that the documentation is linked from the client

  • add a small guide with screenshots
  • add a description of syncing limitations (hard/softlinks, etc)
  • update out-of-date comments
  • describe new features in 1.4
  • describe excluded/ignored files and syntax

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Pro commented Aug 26, 2013

For the exclude syntax can you provide the examples for the following cases? Thanks!

(assume I'm syncing /home/user)

  • Exclude a specific directory (containing spaces) on root level (and all containing files) /home/user/foo Dir (but not /home/user/bar/foo Dir)
  • Exclude all directories/files matching .git exactly (but not /home/user/fooDir.git)
  • Exclude all directories/files containing foo in the name /home/user/fooDir and /home/user/dir foo)
  • Exclude a specific file /home/user/bar/fileToExclude.txt

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danimo commented Sep 2, 2013

@Pro You are not really syncing your entire home directory, are you?


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Pro commented Sep 2, 2013

@danimo Yes, I am (not on linux, but on windows I'm syncing my whole data partition). Because I've a desktop PC and Laptop and want the data to be synced. Why, is this a bad idea (I made a backup of my data)?

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Pro commented Sep 3, 2013

Can you explain in more detail the following points:

  • For the exclude file list, does it take the absolute path, relative (to sync base) path or only the filename to match the regex?
  • Which regex operators are supported? Only '*' and '?' or also '^' and '$' for beginning and end, or what about '[a-z]'?
  • Do we need to escape special characters. If we want to match foo.txtwe need to write foo\.txt
  • How can I exclude a specific folder and all its content?


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