File rename detection?

jw schultz jw at
Thu Jan 29 14:32:46 GMT 2004

On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 10:56:30AM +0100, Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Wed 28 Jan 2004, jw schultz wrote:
> > 
> > Situations where blah.0 gets renamed to blah.1 seldom
> > benefit from rename detection anyway because the cascading
> > renames just make room for new files reusing the old names.
> > Short of prioritizing file checksums ahead of names for
> > finding unchanged files that is simply not going to be
> > doable.  Rsync is only one reason why cascading renames are
> > less than desireable.  Much better to use names with greater
> > semantic content that remain fixed for the life of the
> > object.
> Yeah, I must find time to patch logrotate so that it can use a YYYYMMDD
> extension instead of the 0, 1, 2, ... . That would help :-)

For those unaware of the patches, they can be found at

There is a bugzilla entry already for fedora core

Now if they'd enhance logrotate so it could rotate logs into
another filesystems i'd be happy.

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