Dry run missing files

jw schultz jw at pegasys.ws
Fri May 16 21:57:43 EST 2003

On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 10:40:21PM -0500, Lee Eakin wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 20:11:09 -0700
> > From: jw schultz <jw at pegasys.ws>
> > Subject: [RFC] report options
> > 
> > I have hinted in the past of wanting to go to a more
> > selective control of the output of rsync.  Here it is.
> > 
> Sounds very cool.  I'm guessing that a side-effect of all this work the
> dry-run option will get the ability to optionally show meta changes that
> would happen such as owner/group/perms/timestamp changes?
> This was discussed some time back, and is probably still on someones
> to-do list.  It sure would be nice to see an accurate list of what will
> be updated.  Right now we can assume the additional files listed in a
> real run that were not listed in dry-run are meta-data, but we don't
> know which are changing before the fact so you can save off the state
> info before the run or adjust parameters to exclude them.

I haven't tried this but --link-dest doesn't skip files if
the meta-data differs.  Try pointing --link-dest to an empty
or non-existant directory and i think --dry-run may report
the files with meta-data changes.  It is a hack but hey, it
would point to a possible fix.

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