A thousand greetings, I'm trying to rsync a directory from a server to my local machine that has a symbolic link to a directory I don't want to download. I have an "exclude" option to exclude the symlink which works fine. However, if I add a --copy-links option to the command, it appears to override my "exclude" directive and the contents of the symlinked directory gets downloaded anyway.
I suspect I need some kind of --filter option. I read the documentation (or at least tried do) regarding the --filter option but a mortal, casual user like me could not make heads or tails of it. Thanks.
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