proposal to fork the list (users/developers)

Martin Pool mbp at
Fri Jan 31 16:44:54 EST 2003

On 30 Jan 2003, "Green, Paul" <Paul.Green at> wrote:

> I tend to be someone who automatically looks for trends, and the nice thing
> about having just one list is that it lets me know where people are having
> problems.  Judging by the number of questions we get, one of the biggest
> challenges for inexperienced rsync users is knowing why a particular file is
> included or excluded. 

Yes, that's definitely a large advantage of having a single list.

> Way in the back of my mind I see a need for an option that, for
> every file included or excluded, says which rule was used to make
> the decision.  Nice and simple.

I came to the same conclusion in a similar way a while ago.  If you
use -vv for rsync, you should see messages about exactly this. :-)


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