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Rsync and .gitignore



I'm configuring a pipeline using rsync. I would like to provide rsync an arguement to exclude all files and directories which are present in .gitignore. I found this resource:

but it produces errors when giving an ARG --filter=":- .gitignore". I think there is an issue with escaping quotes. Could you provide a right solution for that problem?

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have you tried to create a new folder called scripts and add the a new file

with the desired content?



# This file will sync all filles except ones present on .gitignore

rsync -azP --delete --filter=":- ../.gitignore" . my-target-host:/my/target/directory

You can then call that script on your pipelines using this:

bash scripts/


See bitbucket-pipelines.yml and files for reference.

Thanks! Good point. I did not try it. Right now I tried and worked exclude-from=.gitignore.

What do you think of such workaround?

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