open files

Jason M. Felice jfelice at
Fri Feb 20 04:00:46 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.
> thanx
> tarun

rsync doesn't treat open files differently.  They'll work as long as
they don't change while rsync is reading it.  On Windows, rsync cannot
read open files, although I'm working on that at the moment (by using
the Win32 backup semantics).

 Jason M. Felice
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