(fwd from kladit@t-online.de) files of length zero

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Wed Mar 12 11:28:39 EST 2003

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From: kladit at t-online.de (Klaus Dittrich)
Subject: files of length zero
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 17:08:47 +0100
To: mbp at samba.org
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Hi Martin,

MS-Windows users here sometimes make the expierience to become files of 
length zero when something on windows crashes. 

They often have many files open and after a crash they don't realize
that parts of their work gots lost.

Nightly a backup-server using rsync, copies those zero length files
and thereby destroyes their files backed up the day before by 
makeing it zero length too.

Can you build in an option to rsync that handles files of length zero
the same way as deleted ones, so preserving the old file ?

Regards Klaus

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