Dry-run option in rsync 2.5.1 on Solaris 2.6
aom at austclear.com.au
Thu Jan 10 16:32:24 EST 2002
I am using the rsync-2.5.1 on Solaris (Sparc) 2.6. I encountered the
following while trying to get a directory on two machine in sync.
1) copy the files /var/tmp/test-rsync/* from box1 to box2:/var/tmp/test-rsync/
2) touch a file AAAA in box1:/var/tmp/test-rsync/
3) in box1, type in the following
/usr/local/bin/rsync -nculaR --stats
--partial /var/tmp/test-rsync/ box2:/var/tmp/test-rsync/
I am expecting rsync to report the file AAAA will be transfered. Instead,
rsync reports ALL the files in the directory /var/tmp/test-rsync will be
From the man page of rsync, -c is to perform a checksum on all files in
the sender and receiver. If the file exist on the receiver, the checksum
and the size are the same, the file will be skipped.
In this case, all but the file AAAA meets the condition, has anyone get any
idea on why is rsync still reports all the files? Is there anyway to get
rsync to report only on the file it is going to transfer instead of
outputting the whole file list?
Many thanks in advance.
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