How to exclude .svn folders in a sync from local to remote

Just trying out the FTP tool with a test site - I'm trying to figure out how I can sync local to remote but not have my .svn (Subversion files) included in the upload - I'm assuming this can be done somehow with the Transfer Queue Item Scripting option? I poked around the KB article on that and I'm afraid I'm a bit out of my depth.

is there an easier way to have a rule that says never process files in the .svn folders?

...well, stumbling around I found the filter options off the favorites options which seems to do what I need here - the word "filter" is the key word to search for...