buggy? error reporting on remote symlinks

Nicholas Clark nick at ccl4.org
Fri Apr 22 10:41:17 GMT 2005

Is this considered a bug?

$ /usr/local/rsync-cvs/bin/rsync -ve ssh plum:tmp/other ~/tmp/other
skipping non-regular file "/Users/nick/tmp/other"

sent 16 bytes  received 40 bytes  7.47 bytes/sec
total size is 4  speedup is 0.07
$ ls -l /Users/nick/tmp/other
-rw-r--r--  1 nick  nick  0 22 Apr 11:22 /Users/nick/tmp/other

Looks pretty regular to me...

The true non-regular file is actually at the far end, on plum:

$ ls -l ~/tmp/other
lrwxr-xr-x  1 nick  nick  4 Apr 22 11:22 /home/nick/tmp/other -> file

Shouldn't the local rsync be reporting the error with the remote pathname?
What it currently reports is factually inaccurate.

Nicholas Clark

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