4.4BSD chflags support for rsync

Rolf Grossmann grossman at isis.securitas.net
Sat Mar 9 06:18:11 EST 2002

Hi Dave,

on Fri, 8 Mar 2002 11:55:10 -0600 Dave Dykstra wrote 
concerning "Re: 4.4BSD chflags support for rsync" something like this:

> 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.

Ok, changed that. I also put a note in the manpage.

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

Heh, I knew I forgot something. ;) I've updated the patch. When building
the new rsync.1 manpage, an entry about --ignore-existing was also included
and is contained in my patch.

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks, Rolf

> 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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