--suffix problem - possibly bug?
jim at jrssystems.net
Wed Apr 7 22:13:31 GMT 2004
I'm having an issue with the --suffix and -b flags -
I've tried the following commands:
rsync -avbr --backup-dir=/rsyncbackup rsynctest user at server.com::module
rsync -avbr --backup-dir=/rsyncbackup --suffix="" rsynctest
user at server.com::module
and either way, I wind up with a tilde as a suffix on all the files
moved into the backup directory at time of synchronization. According
to the man page, if --backup-dir is specified, the default suffix should
be a null character - but that's not what I'm discovering; I'm
discovering that I CANNOT find a way to specify no suffix. I can
successfully specify a DIFFERENT suffix - such as --suffix=.rsync - but
I can't manage to specify no suffix at all.
For reference, I'm issuing the rsync commands from a Windows 2000 laptop
using cwrsync (based on rsync 2.6.0), and the server on the other end is
a FreeBSD 5.1 machine running rsync 2.6.0 from the ports tree.
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