What is the problem you are having with rclone?
I have the following lines in my filter file
The idea is to exclude all the content of the
Master directory, while at the same time include the
Master/Courses/Done/Cryptography/ directory. From the latter, I want to exclude the
Rec/ subdirectory. However, the
Cryptography directory is not synced at all, so I suspect this is not the way to proceed.
I tried to replace the last slash
** in the
Master line, i.e.
/University/PoliMi/Master**, but nothing changed. So, what is the correct way to exclude a whole directory, except for some specific subdirectory? I couldn't find any example in the documentation.
What is your rclone version (output from
- os/arch: linux/amd64
- go version: go1.16
Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)
Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)
OneDrive for Business
The command you were trying to run (eg
rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)
rclone ls polimi: --filter-from file.txt
The rclone config contents with secrets removed.
type = onedrive
region = global
drive_type = business
A log from the command with the
Not sure if it's useful, I guess is more me failing in understanding how filters work, but if it can be useful I will provide one.
hello and welcome to the forum,
filter can be very confusing
i think there are two ways to get this done
first way is to change the order of items in the
based on the docs
--filter-from flags rules are processed from top to bottom of the referenced file."
filters are applied in a certain order of precedence, you can read about it here
"The order in which rules are processed can influence the result of the filter."
- add a
/University/PoliMi/Master/Courses/Done/Cryptography/ from the
Hi @asdffdsa , thanks for your reply.
I prefer the filter method in order to avoid passing different flags from the command line each time and as a quick reference. I indeed tried the first way, but there's no difference.
<7>DEBUG : University/PoliMi/Master: Excluded
no worries, here comes @Animosity022
Filters work on a first matched basis so if you match something, no further filters are applied:
Each path/file name passed through rclone is matched against the combined filter list. At first match to a rule the path/file name is included or excluded and no further filter rules are processed for that path/file.
felix@flux:~$ rclone ls /home/felix/test
felix@flux:~$ cat filter
felix@flux:~$ rclone ls /home/felix/test --filter-from filter
So you want to be careful on the order
You'd want to put your most restrictive / specific matches on the top and work your way down to the least restrictive since the first match stops the rules processing.
Thanks to both of you, I didn't think of this interleaved scenario and now it makes more sense.
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