rsync and broken symlinks
wayned at samba.org
Thu Dec 16 08:23:06 GMT 2004
On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 10:36:05AM +0500, Yakov Hrebtov wrote:
> How to copy broken symlink as symlink with rsync?
Your example works fine for me, so run "rsync --version" and ensure that
it even has symlink support compiled into it. E.g.:
rsync version 2.6.3 protocol version 28
Copyright (C) 1996-2004 by Andrew Tridgell and others
Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles,
inplace, IPv6, 64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums
If it doesn't mention "symlinks", you'll need to compile a new version
(rsync depends on the readlink() function for its symlink support, so
make sure that configure defined HAVE_READLINK).
If the output does mention symlinks, try running rsync without -l set
and make sure that it mentions that it is skipping a non-regular file.
Then, try running it something like -v options and ensure that it
appears in the sender's and receiver's file list.
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