rsync 2.5.4 -v output (minor knit)

Lee Eakin leakin at
Fri Mar 15 06:16:31 EST 2002

  I tried a simple case but could not reproduce it, but it is reliable from
  my script.  I'll work out a test case today by ripping apart my script
  and send along.

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> Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 12:37:54 -0600
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 03:44:36PM -0600, Lee Eakin wrote:
> > I noticed a difference in verbose output that appears to be unintentional.
> > it first prints 'receiving file list ...', then builds the list and prints
> > 'done\n'.  I haven't figured out the exact conditions yet, but with
> > multiple remote sources (remote shell expands) it sometimes prints the
> > 'done\n' message multiple times.  I have a script I use to sync up my
> > dot-files with multiple files and excludes that prints the 'done\n' line 16
> > times.
> > 
> > Is there a simple fix?  People parsing the output of -v may want to be
> > aware of this.  I first saw it in 2.5.3.
> >   -Lee
> I have not seen this, and I would appreciate a simple set of steps to
> reproduce it.  I touched that code recently so I guess I should fix it.
> I tried
>     rsync -av 'host:`echo dir1/*`' dir2
> and that didn't do it.
> - Dave Dykstra
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