When rsyncing with slackware site my exclude file includes the lines:
This results in those specific directories being ignored. If you had or manually placed files in those specific directories and use --delete-after with rsync it will NOT delete your files in those directories.
The exclude file also includes:
This results in any file name beginning with 'netscape' not being synced from ANY directory.
My include file contains:
While the entire directory bootdisk was to be excluded this line overrides that and will copy the bare.i file (actually from any directory).
Never used /* and haven't man'd to see if /* is legit or what it means.