Mysterious (bogus?) rsync(d) errors -- (code 23) at main.c(1045)

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu May 19 18:17:13 GMT 2005

On Thu, May 19, 2005 at 09:15:01AM -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
> John, Wayne,

:-)  Howdy, pardner...

> Hmmm, if I do that, it transfers (and breaks) the symlinks.   I want it to 
> leave them alone, with --safe-links appears to do.

Previously rsync was skipping the symlinks because you didn't specify
--links, so --safe-links had no effect.  If you want it to transfer
symlinks as files, use -L (--copy-links).  If you want it to duplicate
"safe" symlinks and copy "unsafe" links as files, specify --links with
--safe-links.  If you want it to skip them, leave the various symlink
options off (and tolerate the skipping messages).


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