rsync 2.5.6 globbing bug
Alan.Burlison at sun.com
Thu Jul 31 08:06:03 EST 2003
jw schultz wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 10:44:37PM +0100, Alan Burlison wrote:
>>$ rsync -auv \
>>ftp.funet.fi::CPAN/modules/by-category/05_Networking_Devices_IPC/Net/* . \
>>| grep -v MOTD:
> Cockpit error.
> This isn't DOS. Don't use * when you want the all directory contents.
> rsync -auv ftp.funet.fi::CPAN/modules/by-category/05_Networking_Devices_IPC/Net/ .
> Will work correctly and is safe from the local shell
> globbing which would have given you an error message had you
> been using csh with default options.
Oops, sorry, wrong command-line flags in the cut-n-paste. What I'm trying
to do is just mirror a given directory *without* recursively descending into
subdirs. The correct invocation to show the issue is
$rsync -lptv \
'ftp.funet.fi::CPAN/modules/by-category/05_Networking_Devices_IPC/Net/*' . \
| grep -v MOTD:
If you leave off the '*' at the end you get this error:
client: nothing to do: perhaps you need to specify some filenames or the
Inability to mirror large directories sure looks like a bug to me rather
than 'cockpit error'. As I said, I'm happy to submit a patch.
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