File types in filter configuration

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mjdtjm2
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Post by mjdtjm2 • 26 Oct 2019, 11:24

Thank you for your great work on FreeFileSync.
I'm using it on Debian Linux for years and it's very good.
A suggestion: Add an option to the Filter configuration window for including/Excluding some file types in/from synching operation. For example: socket, fifo, named pipe, symbolic link, ...

xCSxXenon
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Post by xCSxXenon • 07 Nov 2019, 20:36

There are inclusion and exclusion filters

huuurz
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Post by huuurz • 26 Nov 2019, 18:57

Mmhm there currently is no real file type filter.
*.doc
will also match a folder like that:
source\something.doc\somefile.txt
You would need e.g. a "stop" character like $ in RegExps:
*.doc$

xCSxXenon
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Post by xCSxXenon • 01 Dec 2019, 15:37

True, but having periods on directory names is bad practice in the first place