[PATCH] --timelimit and --stopat
jon at endpoint.com
Tue Apr 27 13:38:49 GMT 2004
On Mon, 26 Apr 2004, Wayne Davison wrote:
> CVS now has an updated time-limit.diff patch in which I simplified the
> code quite a bit and tweaked the options a bit:
Those are really nice new options.
> --stop-at=YY-MM-DD at HH:MM
> This option allows you to specify at what time to stop rsync, in
> year-month-day at hour:minute numeric format (e.g. 04-12-3l at 23:59).
Is there any reason to use a nonstandard date/time format like this? The
ISO standard of YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm is widely used and is what I'd expect:
In any case 2-digit years without the century seem like a bad idea.
> This option allows you to specify the maximum number of minutes
> rsync will run for.
Would seconds be too short here? I can imagine the need to allow a smaller
rsync on a local network to run for only 30 or 45 seconds. Perhaps default
to seconds and allow an m or h suffix for minutes or hours?
Just some suggestions. If you're interested I can work up a patch.
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