Excluding files with ~$

I tried in every way to exclude files starting with ~$ (example ~$doc.xlsx) within the directories with no success with --exclude-file. I try \\~$, *~$, ~$, ~$, //~$, //**//~$, ~$*. What is wrong ?What is the correct form?

I think I found the answer: “Environment-variables in exclude files are expanded with os.ExpandEnv, so /home/$USER/foo will be expanded to /home/bob/foo for the user bob . To get a literal dollar sign, write $ to the file.” :upside_down_face: