rsync and broken symlinks

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Dec 16 22:42:44 GMT 2004

On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 10:27:20PM +0100, Paul Slootman wrote:
> Just to be certain - readlink() is only called if --copy-links is NOT
> specified? In that case, I agree.

Correct.  If --copy-links was specified, then rsync will either do a
normal file copy of the referent of the symlink (and rsync won't even
know that a symlink was involved), or it will complain that the referent
was missing.


More information about the rsync mailing list