Feature Request: break hardlinks before metadata changes

Tripp Lilley tlilley at perspex.com
Thu Oct 24 09:20:01 EST 2002

On Thu, 24 Oct 2002, Tripp Lilley wrote:

> I'd personally like to see an option to force rsync to break-and-copy any
> hardlink that pointed outside of the destination tree before doing -any-
> changes, even metadata.

Nevermind. I've gotten the latest CVS and found J.W. Schultz' --link-dest
option, which does in one nice package all of the hardlink creation from
Rubel's scripts, and -does- honor metadata changes by not hardlinking.
Very nice.

Sorry to have bothered the list.

- t.

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