rsync enhancement - check destination before creating file list?

Bob Bagwill robert.bagwill at
Fri Nov 7 05:36:20 EST 2003

Wouldn't it make sense for rsync to check for the existence of the 
destination directory before creating the file list?  It's a waste to 
stat(2) thousands of files only to abort because the destination doesn't exist.

Bob Bagwill <mailto:bagwill at> 

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