symbolic links

Peter Sturdza psturdza at
Tue Nov 26 23:20:03 EST 2002

rsync -aub foo/ bar/
will always overwrite a file in bar with a symbolic
link of the same name in foo.  And there is no backup
written.  Is this a bug, or is there a command-line
option to change this behavior?

In particular, I'd like to prevent the overwriting of
regular files with symbolic links and send a warning
message to the screen if it cannot be determined which
is more recent.


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