superlifter design notes (was Re: ...

Martin Pool mbp at
Sat Jul 27 17:59:01 EST 2002

On 27 Jul 2002, "John E. Malmberg" <wb8tyw at> wrote:

> A program serving source files for distribution does not need to be that 
> concerned with preserving exact file attributes, but may need to track 
> suggested file attributes for for the various client platforms.
> A program that is replicating for backup  purposes must not have any 
> loss of data, including any operating specific file attributes.
> That is why I posted previously that they should be designed as two 
> separate but related programs.

I'm not sure that the application space for rsync really divides
neatly into two parts like that.  Can you expand a bit more on how
you think they would be used?


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