[PATCH] time limit

Brian McEntire brianm at fsg1.nws.noaa.gov
Tue Apr 20 12:23:56 GMT 2004

I didn't write the patch, so I can only beg  :-) ...

That patch will be very useful to me too! 

To the patch author: would it be much more trouble to specify a stop time
rather than just a delay? If I want to backup a varying number of systems
from cron and limit them to "off hours", the --time-limit patch should go
a long way, but if there was a --stop-at or similar, it might be even
easier to implement.

I vote to include in a future release. I also fully understand the counter
pressure to avoid feature creep too. Rsync is great already!  :-)

On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Daemian Mack wrote:

> Chuck Wolber wrote:
> > On Mon, 19 Apr 2004, Wayne Davison wrote:
> > 
> >>On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 04:28:08PM -0400, John Taylor wrote:
> >>>I have written a patch for rsync-2.6.1pre-2 which adds a
> >>>--time-limit=T option.
> >>
> >>Thanks -- I've added it to the patches dir for now.  If folks think it
> >>is useful, it will eventually get added to the main codebase.
> > 
> > I would find it useful. Consider this a vote in favor of the patch. If
> > it
> > gets applied to a release version, I can get rid of some ugly hacks :)
> > 
> > -Chuck
> Ditto -- and for the exact same reason.

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