rsync and broken symlinks

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Dec 16 09:07:35 GMT 2004

On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 01:38:42PM +0500, Yakov Hrebtov wrote:
> where is the message -- skipping non-regular file "broken-link"?

I can only imagine that this is some kind of OS misfeature.  Try running
rsync under something like "strace -f" (or your OS's equivalent) and see
what is going wrong with the system calls.  If you see readlink() return
-1 for the file, that would cause rsync to skip it as non-existent.


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