Netware modify bit changed

Juan J. López juan at
Wed Dec 5 14:56:23 EST 2001


	With "archive bit" I mean a MS-DOS file attribute (like "read only", "system" or "hidden"). 
When the "archive" attribute of a file is set, that file is presumed to be changed after the last 
backup and then must be copied again. The backup aplication reset the "archive" attribute when 
copy a file. On the other hand, the operating system (DOS, Windows, etc) set it when the file is 
	Why rsync set this attribute on the copy, even when the original file is unchanged?


On 4 Dec 2001 at 11:01, Dave Dykstra wrote:

Date sent:      	Tue, 4 Dec 2001 11:01:50 -0600
From:           	Dave Dykstra <dwd at>
To:             	Juan <juan at>
Copies to:      	rsync at
Subject:        	Re: Netware modify bit changed

> On Tue, Dec 04, 2001 at 12:51:07AM -0300, Juan wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> >       I run rsync, with a Netware-directory mounted on a linux system
> > (using ncpfs) as DESTINATION of the copy. This configuration works fine,
> > but rsync incorrectly sets the archive bit (modify) for ALL the files
> > included in the transfered directory (both modified and not modified).
> > In consecuence, the incremental backups on my netware server don't work.
> Do you mean the "access" time?  If so, tell me what rsync command line you
> use because rsync normally will not change the access time of unmodified
> files.  If you really mean "archive bit", it must be something in
> Netware that I've never heard of, and please explain what it is.
> - Dave Dykstra

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