[PATCH] --links-depth for rsync

jw schultz jw at pegasys.ws
Sun Feb 1 23:17:49 GMT 2004

On Sat, Jan 24, 2004 at 11:09:46PM +0200, Antti Tapaninen wrote:
> Hello,
> about a year ago I ran into situation where there's a "metadirectory"
> containing directories and symlinks to files. There was a need to mirror
> the contents of files and directories gathered via symlinks to this
> metadirectory, regular mirroring of the tree wouldn't do any good.
> The attached patch gives the user ability to define how many symbolic
> links rsync should follow before actually adding it to the file list.
> Any code behaviour without the new parameter is unchanged, I've used the
> previous versions of the patch with rsync 2.5.x for the last year and
> might just as well share the patch. Consider merging the patch for the
> next release, please reply to me directly for additional feedback or
> issues.
> Cheers,
> -Antti

Thanks for updating the patch for those who might have need
of it.  I don't anticipate committing this at this time.

flist.c is in flux and 1.169 is in the midst of that so you
might want to rediff against rsync 2.6.1 when that is

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