rsync enhancement - check destination before creating file list?

jw schultz jw at
Mon Nov 10 12:08:28 EST 2003

On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 01:36:20PM -0500, Bob Bagwill wrote:
> 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.

There are lots of things that would make sense to do that
the protocol doesn't support.

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