[Bug 2675] --backup --suffix=.foo --delete-after doesn't backup deleted files

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Mon May 2 16:54:03 GMT 2005

On Mon 02 May 2005, samba-bugs at samba.org wrote:

> ------- Additional Comments From wayned at samba.org  2005-05-02 09:36 -------
> It helps to look at the NEWS file from CVS so that you won't duplicate bugs that
> have already been fixed (this is mentioned in the checklist on the bug-reporting
> page, complete with a link to the unpacked NEWS file).

Hmm, I looked through the messages to the mailing list since 2.6.4 was
released, and couldn't find anything relevant. I had figured that
something like this would have been mentioned...

BTW, there was a bug reported about the fact that rsync now shows
non-7bit-ascii chars as '?' now... I tried checking the NEWS and OLDNEWS
files to see when that had been implemented (I thought 2.6.4 but wasn't
sure), but I can't find any mention of this change. Am I missing it?

> As for excluding the backup suffix when using --delete-after, that has always
> been required -- I've considered adding an automatic exclude for it, but have
> left it compatible with older versions for the time being.

It was quite unexpected, I had expected that rsync made a list of the
existing files on the destination before any transfer of files (and
hence before the creation of the backup files). So rsync scans all the
files twice apparently?

Paul Slootman

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