not always making hard links?

Paul Slootman paul at
Fri Sep 10 12:47:28 GMT 2004

On Fri 10 Sep 2004, John Van Essen wrote:
> > 
> >     rsync -avz --bwlimit=5000 /extra/pub/
> To preserve hardlinks, you need to include the -H option (it's
> not implied in the -a option).

Yes, I just checked out what -a does exactly.
Why oh why does -a not preserve hard links?

BTW, the hanging rsync process may be related in some way to a
/dev/console (serial console) that's hung... ignore that for the time

Paul Slootman

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