return status and non-regular files?
jw at pegasys.ws
Fri May 16 10:39:51 EST 2003
On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 02:56:45PM -0700, Marc Sarrel wrote:
> Recently, I ran rsync and got the following message:
> skipping non-regular file "981005_plteph-de405s.bsp"
> It turns out that the file in question is really a degenerate link
> that points back to itself.
> lrwxr-xr-x 1 18450 other 24 May 9 20:38
> 981005_plteph-de405s.bsp -> 981005_PLTEPH-DE405S.bsp
That doesn't point to itself, it points to a presumably
non-existant file with a slightly different name.
> The confusing this is that although rsync printed what looks like an
> error, it still returned a status of zero (i.e. success).
Not an error. Merely a notice.
> My question is: what should rsync do in such a case? The options I see
> 1) create the degenerate link on the remote machine (with or without
> a warning) and return a status of zero.
> 2) don't create the degenerate link on the remote machine, print an
> error message and return a status other than zero.
Rsync did exacly what you told it to do. I reviewed your
command-line below and i see no --links option. You have
instructed it to copy unsafe links and skip safe ones.
> rsync --verbose --checksum --recursive --copy-unsafe-links --times
> --rsh=ssh --rsync-path=/usr/local/bin/rsync --delete --timeout=30
> --ignore-times --compress /source/directory
> user at machine:/destination/directory
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