[rsync@b] Re: rsync 2.5.6 globbing bug

jw schultz jw at pegasys.ws
Sat Aug 2 09:36:28 EST 2003

On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 07:18:40PM -0400, Bert wrote:
> >I must say I'm slightly dismayed
> >by the less-than-enthusiastic response I have received - I've
> >identified a problem, root-cause it and even offered to submit
> >a fix - what exactly is the problem?
> While I don't know about the ins-and-outs of globbing libraries (and, 
> therefore, can't judge ease, etc)...
> The whole "it's rare [and an obscure (imo) work around exists] so let's not 
> worry about it" is a reason to reject a feature, NOT a bug fix.
> As Alan already has done much and is prepared to do more of the work, I 
> hope his patch is accepted.
> A voice of one (or half?),
>  Bert

The only bug is that it doesn't report that you have
exceeded the capacity of the command-line argument globbing.

Extending the capacity of command-line argument globbing
would be an enhancement.  There will always be a limit.

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