I synced a folder called "travel". I want to exclude a file in this folder from being synced. Is this possible? Do the other big syncers, like dropbox and mozy, have this feature?
Ubuntu One does not currently support this; a workaround would be to move the folder out from the folder it is currently in (and point a symlink at it from the synced folder if necessary), or rename it to something unique and add that name to the 'ignore' pattern list (this second way is rather tricky; please read the note below).
Here's how to do the first: assuming
Here's how you do the second, asuming the unique name you chose for
or you could simply rename the folder to something already covered by the current
Please do note, however, that the second method described is rather fragile: make sure you've updated the configuration file and restarted syncdaemon (with
I understand dropbox has the feature (I've seen a video explaining how to use it), but I haven't checked and it might only be in a beta or something like that.
In answer to your question about the other big syncers: Dropbox doesn't appear to have a way to selectively ignore specific files/file types, but this post by Dylan R. provides a way to selectively ignore folders.
In a nutshell, it goes like this:
It'll get a gray minus icon, and is no longer syncing. (the empty folder has to remain on Dropbox, but it's empty, so not taking up space)