why not link devices with --link-dest option?

Russell Senior seniorr at aracnet.com
Sat Dec 20 22:37:40 EST 2003

I notice that devices are not hardlinked when using the --link-dest
option, for instance:

  rsync -aH --link-dest=../bar/ foo/ baz/

When foo/zero is a device, baz/zero is not a hardlink to bar/zero.  How

$ rsync --version 
rsync  version 2.5.6  protocol version 26

on linux 2.4.x

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