open files

jw schultz jw at
Fri Feb 20 04:22:10 GMT 2004

On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 07:40:14PM -0800, Tarun Karra wrote:
> hi guyz,
> One simple question. What does rsync do when it encounters open files.
> Do we have to use open file manager(like st bernard) to back up open files or is there any open source open file manager or can rsync backup open files by itself.

Rsync is a POSIX/SUS compliant utility.  It doesn't know
from open files.  I assume you are speaking from the context
of some brain-damaged single-user OS that doesn't allow
files to be opened by multiple processes simultaniously.

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