link-dest doesn't seem to work properly on MacOSX

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Aug 12 09:11:04 GMT 2004

On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:23:23AM -0400, hadar at wrote:
> it seems to me that the --link-dest option doesn't work properly in my
> configuration. Instead of creating hard links for all unchanged files it

If the receiving rsync is not running as root, there was a bug in older
versions that could cause a new copy to be made even if the file was
unchanged (i.e. if the source file wasn't owned by the user running the
receiving rsync).  If that isn't your problem, talk to the rsyncx folks
about it:

    rsyncxdev at


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