cross platform rsync avz lists all directory names in tree

Peter Risdon peter at
Mon Jun 26 11:10:08 GMT 2006

Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 10:18:23AM +0100, Peter Risdon wrote:
>> another/path/
>> another/path/withoutanychangedfiles/
>> yet/anotherpath/withoutanychangedfiles/
>> ...
> If this is caused by a change in timestamps, you can avoid the updating
> of directory timestamps by using the -O option.  If you still see
> updates to the directories, then using -i will at least tell you what
> attributes rsync thinks are different (and, as Matt indicated, you could
> filter the -i output to get rid of any updating-attribute lines).
> One other potential cause for a timestamp difference:  if you're copying
> to a FAT filesystem, you should use the option --modify-window=1 because
> the timestamps can't store an odd value.
> ..wayne..

Thanks very much for the replies. In the end I used the -0 option.


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