I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and htdig version 3.2.0b6-9.1 from aptitude. Everything is working great except my exclude-url list

here is is

exclude_urls: /n/ /~*/ /cgi-bin/ /documentation/ /images/ /public_html/ /photos/

the most important on is the /n/. our intranet allows a who slew of softlinks to be followed. I was this to be excluded.

what am I missing here to get this to work?