no true incrementals with rsync?

Wayne Davison wayned at
Wed Jun 28 20:42:18 GMT 2006

On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 05:25:50PM -0700, Tim H wrote:
> rsync -va --compare-dest=d2  d1/ d3

As the manual states, the --compare-dest directory is relative to the
destination dir, so either provide an absolute path or one relative to
the destination dir (such as ../d2, but try an absolute path with such
an old version of rsync).

> (AND its not a link!, it was copied)

Compare-dest doesn't ever create links (only --link-dest does that).


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