I hope I got the right spot to put this. I did search for about 15-20 minutes on this but “ignore patterm” is quite popular.
My setup: Win10Pro, 2015 Macbook, Android devices, with 2020 Macbook Air M1 soon to be included. Current mentality is WinX and Mac are fully backups, while Android just syncs it’s storage folder and Music folder.
Everything has been working great until today and even did some fairly major file structure changes.
Pattern Matching: I’d like to implement a standard methodology for the entire system. If the file or folder starts with _, it’s to be sync’d. If the file or folder starts with a ‘z’, it’s an ignore.
I’ve implemented (attempted) this as such:
(?d).DS_Store (?d)desktop.ini (?d).thumbnails !_* z*
which when syncing, I saw a ‘zCompost\blah\blah\bling.c’ being sync’d which is not my intention. So then I tried:
(?d).DS_Store (?d)desktop.ini (?d).thumbnails !* !** z* z**
and it didn’t even rescan, just kept on as it had been. I even did a
restart and still no change in file count to sync after scan was complete.
So besides the obvs question of “what am I doing wrong” I’d like to ask a pointed question as well. If !_* will correctly handle a root folder (root in the sense of the parent folder for the sync) of “_Sync”, will it:
- Sync the entire folder regardless of contents because it has met the condition !_*…
- Sync the entire folder but should it encounter a file/folder that starts with ‘z’, then ignore it due to matching the ignore pattern of z*.
- Neither. It syncs the _Sync folder and its contents but if there are any subfolders, they will be compared. So if I want _Sync and all subfolders sync, all subfolders need to have the prefix _.
Second question… when I try to edit the Ignore Patterns on the Mac, I get a “Do Not” circle with slash through it but no tool tip or any meaningful indication on what it’s gripe is.
Final question: Experiencing REALLY slow transfer rates… as low as 800Bytes-1.2Kbs, yet speedtest shows full speed. NOTE: All devices on the same SSID. Possible causes:
- 80000 files over 6.0Gb… wondering if it’s cuz there’s so many small files.
- Is it a Mac to Windows and vice versa thing? I know Mac doesn’t really handle dealing with a high number of low sized files and wonder if that’s what’s happening here.
Thanks. Absolutely love this product. I’ve start degoogling my life and this has been a cornerstone that I’ve been looking forward to tackling. It’s allowed me to build my own Google Drive and almost replace all other device-device software. If I may suggest, sending a link to another device as well as universal copy-paste would make this a single catch all solution. Keep up the great work!!!