rsync and BSD file flags.

Jonathan Call jcall at
Tue Mar 21 20:59:45 GMT 2006

I applied the patch (patch < flags.diff) and compiled the
binary.(./configure, make all HAVE_CHFLAGS="yes", make install) However,
it will not let me use --flags:

rsync: file flags are not supported on this client.

I have the new binary on both ends. I even tried it without the -a
(substituting -rlptgoD instead) given that old conversation had debates
that it would even work.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wayne Davison [mailto:wayned at]
> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 5:00 PM
> To: Jonathan Call
> Cc: rsync at
> Subject: Re: rsync and BSD file flags.
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 04:51:56PM -0500, Jonathan Call wrote:
> > It refers to a --flags patch that I don't see available anywhere:
> I used the link to the patch in the email you cited to find it.  It's
> quite old though, and I saw one bug (namely that the SAME_FLAG value
> too big to actually be transmitted as a flag bit).  I did a quick
> of the patch so that it applies to the CVS version:
> It builds, but is otherwise untested.
> ..wayne..

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