4.4BSD chflags support for rsync

Dave Dykstra dwd at bell-labs.com
Sat Mar 9 04:55:10 EST 2002

New options are usually handled by just letting the remote side fail when
it doesn't understand the option, as you're doing.  Perhaps you just
shouldn't include it with -a.

At a minimum, you'd need to update the rsync.yo and rsync.1 versions of
the man page before it could be accepted.

- Dave Dykstra

On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 07:12:47PM +0100, rg at progtech.net wrote:
> Hi,
> I've changed rsync to support the BSD change file flags. However, this
> raises some compatibility problems, especially when including it with
> the -a option. If the remote host does not understand the new option
> for updating file flags, the user gets an error message about an
> unknown option. How should I handle this?
> If you'd like to look at the patch (and preferably integrate it with the
> main source ;)) you can get it at http://www.progtech.net/rsync.flags-patch
> All comments are welcome, but please CC me directly as I'm not on the list.
> Thanks and bye,
> Rolf
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