[Bug 3168] New: --min-size cores in 2.6.5 and is completely missing in 2.6.6

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Fri Oct 14 11:41:18 GMT 2005


           Summary: --min-size cores in 2.6.5 and is completely missing in
           Product: rsync
           Version: 2.6.6
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at samba.org
        ReportedBy: foner-rsync-bugzilla at media.mit.edu
         QAContact: rsync-qa at samba.org
                CC: foner-rsync-bugzilla at media.mit.edu

--min-size is documented in 2.6.5 (manpage and --help) but segfaults in any
command I've tried it in.

It's vanished in 2.6.6, and seems to exist only as an unofficial patch.  Why is

I don't understand why --max-size is there but --min-size isn't, and the
misleading documentation of --min-size in 2.6.5's --help just screwed me, since
I've been mere hours from setting up a backup system that depended on its
presence.  (--max-size worked just fine in testing; imagine my surprise when
--min-size cored and compiling the latest rsync caused it to vanish altogether!)

I'm on the mailing list and see no discussion of this change from the April
timeframe, which was when I thought it went into the mainline rsync.  It's also
apparently not mentioned in any NEWS file.  And searching for it in the bugzilla
 hasn't turned up anything relevant.

Can this please be committed to the mainline version?

P.S.  I -am- very pleased to see that --max-size, at least, worked when pulling
files from a 2.6.3 to a 2.6.5; I wasn't sure a priori if that would work, since
it wasn't clear who might be doing the filtering.  (My guess is, "the sender if
it supports it, otherwise the receiver", but that's just a guess.)  I'm hoping
that adding --min-size won't break this behavior, since the rsync I'm pulling
from may have to stay at 2.6.3 for a while.

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