synchronize remote -delete -filemask=|do-not-sync.txt will delete do-not-sync.txt if it is present.

hedgehog90
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synchronize remote -delete -filemask=|do-not-sync.txt will delete do-not-sync.txt if it is present.

I've written a script to upload the latest changes to my website.
The script runs a winscp command like this:
synchronize remote -delete -filemask=|do-not-sync.txt
This results in do-not-sync.txt being deleted on the server but that is not what I want.
When I remove a file locally I want it removed from the server on being updated, so I need the -delete argument.
However there are files I don't want synchronized, but I don't want deleted either.
It looks like if the file doesn't match the specified filemask, it's not only ignored but also considered for deletion.
How do I make it so the list of negated files (with the | prefix) in filemask are NOT deleted on the server when I run synchronize remote -delete?

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Re: synchronize remote -delete -filemask=|do-not-sync.txt will delete do-not-sync.txt if it is present.

Thanks for your post. I'll look in to it and I'll let you know.

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Re: synchronize remote -delete -filemask=|do-not-sync.txt will delete do-not-sync.txt if it is present.

I've tested this, but I cannot reproduce the behavior you are reporting. For me the file is not deleted.

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