rsync of symbolic links bug

Wayne Davison wayned at
Tue May 13 03:39:27 EST 2003

On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 09:46:36AM -0600, Tom Schmidt wrote:
> The --delete-after option does not address this issue.

You missed the "if" part of his statement where he was referring to my
proposed change that would cause the symlinks to get transferred at the
end.  In such a scenario the absence of the --delete-after option will
still allow symlinks to be broken for long periods of time during a big
transfer (since the file that is the target of a symlink can be removed
long before the symlink gets updated to a newly-transferred file).  As
such, I am considering only performing a late-transfer of symlinks if
--delete-after has been specified -- without that option, the user
cannot be overly concerned about symlink validity.


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