rsync with -ls option

George.R.Goffe at George.R.Goffe at
Sat Mar 9 10:10:20 EST 2002


Unfortunately I don't do much coding so I don't think I'm the "right" guy
for this job. I'd like to see the emails tho, MAYBE I can cook something
up. I was actually thinking about making the "report" even more sexy by
what I call the "rdiff" function. Rsync compares files now and might be
able to make pipes to diff? Of course binaries would not be eligible.

What do you think?



Dave Dykstra <dwd at> on 03/08/2002 09:57:51 AM

To:   George.R.Goffe at
cc:   rsync at

Subject:  Re: rsync with -ls option

A long time ago somebody volunteered to improve the --log-format and -n
options to work for those kind of situations but he never did them.  So
we're waiting for a new volunteer.  If somebody else is interested in doing
them I could dig up the old emails where we discussed some of the design.

- Dave Dykstra

On Sat, Mar 02, 2002 at 06:30:45AM -0800, George.R.Goffe at wrote:
> Howdy,
> I'm trying to get a report from rsync using the -n option which will
> produce a report of files that are different in a ls -al kind of style so
> one could analyze what's different before possibly clobering a good file.
> Is this possibly in the works or does anyone have any ideas on how this
> might be done. It seems like a useful option to rsync to have.
> Regards,
> George...
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