why are these files being transfered
reader at newsguy.com
Sun Jun 1 18:29:32 EST 2003
jw schultz <jw at pegasys.ws> writes:
> Hmm, -a == -rlptgoD could it be that the timestamp, owner,
> group or perms differ?
No, thats not it (at least not all of it) I see the same behavior with
rsync -rCv. Only thing that comes close is `-rCcv'. Even that
transfers a few files that diff sees no difference in.
Is there a major difference between differences as reported by diff
and what rsync does? If we ignore timestamp, permissions and
ownership. And diff finds no difference between two files. And I
even went so far as to run md5sum on a couple. With all that same
ness, why would rsync mess with it?
Seems one should not need the -c flag if diff reports no difference,
and the rsync commmand line is -r only.
But look at this:
reader $ ls -l buf.t/UPDATE base.t/UPDATE
-rw-rw-r-- 1 reader reader 2589 May 30 18:06 base.t/UPDATE
-rw-r--r-- 1 reader reader 2589 May 29 14:21 buf.t/UPDATE
reader $ diff buf.t/UPDATE base.t/UPDATE
md5sum buf.t/UPDATE base.t/UPDATE
rsync -nrCv buf.t/ base.t|wc -l
Running with -n so nothing actually happens. And 281 files are
rsync -nrCv buf.t/ base.t|grep UPDATE
including UPDATE... Why?
Throwing in the -c (checksum checking) and it goes away.
Since I've already dropped timestamp owner group access etc it seems
rsync should leave this alone without the -c flag.
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