I am trying to backup my home directory using rsync, and I want to exclude some of the directories that contain junk. I want to specifically exclude
/home/ben/build. Unfortunately the documentation for rsync was information overload and didn't answer my question. This is what I tried:
rsync -arv --exclude "/home/ben/.ccache:/home/ben/build" /home/ben /media/ben/thumbdrive/
What is the right way to do this?