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Re: [Bacula-devel] Bacula Status


Hello,

It is not too late to change the name of the directive, but I would like to 
see some discussion/input on this.  Although I don't have any strong 
attachment to "Ignore Dir",  I think I personally prefer it to "Exclude Flag 
File", which will be harder for me to remember.

Comments?

Best regards,

Kern

On Friday 03 October 2008 19:19:07 Marc Schiffbauer wrote:
> * Dan Langille schrieb am 02.10.08 um 23:02 Uhr:
>
> Hi Dan,
>
> > On Oct 2, 2008, at 3:04 PM, Marc Schiffbauer wrote:
> > >Ignore Dir
> > >
> > >A note on whether this directive works recursive or not
> > >would be fine.
> >
> > Recursive?
> >
> > As in 'ignore this directory' but take all its children?
> >
> > Sorry, that's not an ignore.  ;)
>
> Full ack, but just to be 100% sure ;)
>
> > Point taken though.  It reduces the number of questions.
>
> yes, thanks.
>
> > But regardless, if people are so inclined, hunting down the text
> > and supplying a patch helps a great deal.
>
> Yes, I used to do that. Sorry that I did not this time.
>
> > >(And I personally would find "Exclude Flag File" more intuitive as
> > >"Exclude" is the bacula terminology to to ignore files or
> > >directories...)
> >
> > FWIW, you can name the file anything you want.
>
> I did not mean the value of the directive but the name of the
> directive itself.
>
> Everywhere in the FileSet in Bacula you use the word "Exclude" when
> dealing with files that will not be backed up. So I suggest to
> follow this terminology instead of introducing a synonym.
> I think this will increase usability.
>
> So I think
>
>   Exclude Flag File = .no_backup
>
> would be more intuitive about what it does than
>
>   Ignore Dir = .no_backup
>
>
> Also I think because of using the word 'Dir' many people would expect
> this to be a directory which will be ignored and will try something
> like this:
>
>   Ignore Dir = /tmp
>
> will will be nonsense of course ;)
>
> -Marc



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