Register a list of file name patterns that should be excluded from the list. Patterns may be regular expressions, glob patterns or regular strings. In addition, a block given to exclude will remove entries that return true when given to the block.
Note that glob patterns are expanded against the file system. If a file is explicitly added to a file list, but does not exist in the file system, then an glob pattern in the exclude list will not exclude the file.
If “a.c” is a file, then …
FileList['a.c', 'b.c'].exclude("a.*") => ['b.c']
If “a.c” is not a file, then …
FileList['a.c', 'b.c'].exclude("a.*") => ['a.c', 'b.c']
# File lib/rake/file_list.rb, line 148 def exclude(*patterns, &block) patterns.each do |pat| @exclude_patterns << pat end if block_given? @exclude_procs << block end resolve_exclude if ! @pending self end