rsync-2.6.2: NFS clients confused after an rsync
John Van Essen
vanes002 at umn.edu
Wed May 12 02:30:17 GMT 2004
On Tue, 11 May 2004, Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> wrote:
> I had been considering making the preservation of directory times an
> optional occurance with rsync. The appended patch implements this.
> - -t, --times preserve times
> + -t, --times preserve times on non-directories
> + -d, --dir-times preserve times on directories
I strongly disgree with this patch. It changes the historic and
expected behavior of an existing option (this also affects -a).
If anything, the patch should be for the negative -
--no-dir-times don't preserve times on directories
Furthermore, the NFS problem that Brian was experiencing is fixed
by his refined patch, so this option isn't needed.
Please don't change functionality of basic rsync options to fix
a problem that is as obscure as this one is... :)
John Van Essen Univ of MN Alumnus <vanes002 at umn.edu>
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