DO NOT REPLY [Bug 3988] -a collides with --flags

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Mon Oct 16 07:38:19 GMT 2006

rsync at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |VERIFIED

------- Comment #7 from rsync at  2006-10-16 02:38 MST -------
Yep. This indeed fixes the original bug. Thanks!

However, I disagree on handling an immutable destination file upon update,
specifically when using the --archive option. A naive user would expect a
verbatim one-to-one copy of his files to the destination, including all file
characteristics like time, permissions, etc. For example, I use rsync to make
file system backups to a secondary disk and I want the "schg" flags (e.g. on
mandatory shared libraries) to be copied over cleanly, regardless of an already
existing flag on the destination. In that respect, --perm and --flags currently
follow a different paradigm. Which is a POLA violation IMHO.

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