"-b --suffix '' --delete --backup-dir /path/" combination does not act as expected

jw schultz jw at pegasys.ws
Sat Aug 2 06:05:38 EST 2003

On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 09:57:15AM -0700, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 01:51:53AM -0700, jw schultz wrote:
> > If for some reason they specify
> > 	--suffix=~ --backup-dir=../foo
> > it should create the backup files with the requested suffix.
> Yes, I totally agree.  Fortunately, that's what the code does.
> > We want to send the suffix if they specified one even if they
> > specified the default.
> No, there's no need to do that.  What you're missing is that the default
> is "" when they specified --backup-dir, so the code only sends the
> suffix if it is not a null string in that case.  If they specified
> --suffix=~, it gets sent when --backup-dir was specified.  (We don't
> send '~' only when --backup-dir was _not_ specified.)

Doh!  Sorry, i'll go bang my head agaist the wall now.

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