confused basic updating

Wayne Davison wayned at
Mon Nov 22 02:25:55 GMT 2004

On Sun, Nov 21, 2004 at 12:23:33PM -0500, ivo welch wrote:
>   # but rsync decided to "update" it...
>   # an earlier version

Because that's what you told it to do.  Rsync is a copy program -- it
just copies what you tell it to, in the direction that you tell it to.
See the --update (-u) option for one possible restriction on what it
will copy.  Also check out the program "unison" if you're looking for a
way to update changed files in both directions.


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