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Re: [Bacula-devel] Bacula Status
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.
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 ;)
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