[patch] read-devices

Eran Tromer eran at tromer.org
Sat Aug 10 03:32:23 EST 2002

Eeek. I've just noticed that I've mailed the wrong diff -- this one has 
a lot of rprintf() debugging cruft, and also a small bug.
If you'd like a clean version, just ask.


Eran Tromer wrote:
> Greetings,
> I'd like to propose a new option to rsync, which causes it to read 
> device files as if they were regular files. This includes pipes, 
> character devices and block devices (I'm not sure about sockets). The 
> main motivation is cases where you need to synchronize a large amount of 
> data that is not available as regular files, as in the following scenarios:


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