Copy all Directories but exclude specific Directory using rsync

Below command will copy Unixbuddy and all its sub directories to notebook except static directory and its content which i am excluding

rsync -av --progress unixbuddy notebook --exclude static

You will see unixbuddy and all its contents under notebook

ls notebook/unixbuddy

If you want to create notebook directory at same level as unixbuddy then do following...

mkdir notebook
rsync -av --progress unixbuddy/* notebook --exclude static