unsafe_symlink change (Re: CVS update: rsync)

Scott Mcdermott smcdermott at questra.com
Thu Jan 16 21:09:00 EST 2003

Dave Dykstra on Thu 16/01 14:57 -0600:
> > > The patch from 2-1/2 years ago for changing copy-unsafe-links to
> > > follow unsafe links on the destination side also included
> > > essentially this patch.
> > 
> > just to be clear, without using copy-unsafe-links, rsync still
> > copies absolute symlinks which point out of the source tree,
> > verbatim to the destination (even if it ends up dangling on the
> > destination), right?
> Right, with the -l or --links option (implied by -a).

not to beat a dead horse, but copy-unsafe-links is certainly a misnomer.
I liked your follow-unsafe-links much better.  Copying the links doesn't
really have much to do with following them, which is what the option
actually does...

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