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Status Future consideration
Workspace Aspera Ideas
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 18, 2021

Include and Exclude for Aspera Connect v4 Sync and ASCLI

In HSTS, you can specify an include/exclude option for files to sync from a folder and add a regex pattern match. In AWS CLI, you can do the same for an "aws s3 cp --include --exclude ". In other file copy toolsets, similar patterns are available without scripting around it.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Dec 1, 2021

    In fact, "connect v4" does support filtering, but this is not shown in the GUI, it is configured in its configuration file.

    by default the following files are not synced:






    to change this list, proceed like this:

    • exit asperaconnect if it is already running

    • locate the executable: asperaconnect, on macOS it is: "$HOME/Applications/Aspera"

    • open a terminal and dump the current config: execute: "$HOME/Applications/Aspera" -w my.conf

    • edit the JSON file and add additional filters

    • load the modified config: "$HOME/Applications/Aspera" -f my.conf

    In addition, the command line ascli also supports include exclude filters, using this syntax:
    following the same rules as described in ascp manual section FILENAME FILTERING or: