[SCM] The rsync repository. - branch master updated

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Wed Aug 24 04:03:51 UTC 2022

The branch, master has been updated
       via  ad891743 Mention that copying to a case-ignoring filesystem can be problematical.
      from  1b664d30 Fix an unreleased bug handling a leading dot.


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commit ad8917437ac443a3f2e35294594a8b417618d4ca
Author: Wayne Davison <wayne at opencoder.net>
Date:   Tue Aug 23 20:59:13 2022 -0700

    Mention that copying to a case-ignoring filesystem can be problematical.


Summary of changes:
 rsync.1.md | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/rsync.1.md b/rsync.1.md
index 2fbc6e11..dfdd7df3 100644
--- a/rsync.1.md
+++ b/rsync.1.md
@@ -195,6 +195,24 @@ Dedicate a "host1-files" dir to the remote content:
 See the [`--trust-sender`](#opt) option for additional details.
+CAUTION: it is not particularly safe to use rsync to copy files from a
+case-preserving filesystem to a case-ignoring filesystem.  If you must perform
+such a copy, you should either disable symlinks via `--no-links` or enable the
+munging of symlinks via [`--munge-links`](#opt)) (and make sure you use the
+right local or remote option).  This will prevent rsync from doing potentially
+dangerous things if a symlink name overlaps with a file or directory. It does
+not, however, ensure that you get a full copy of all the files (since that may
+not be possible when the names overlap). A potentially better solution is to
+list all the source files and create a safe list of filenames that you pass to
+the [`--files-from`)(#opt) option.  Any files that conflict in name would need
+to be copied to different destination directories using more than one copy.
+While a copy of a case-ignoring filesystem to a case-ignoring filesystem can
+work out fairly well, if no `--delete-during` or `--delete-before` option is
+active, rsync can potentially update an existing file on the receiveing side
+without noticing that the upper-/lower-case of the filename should be changed
+to match the sender.
 The syntax for requesting multiple files from a remote host is done by

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