DO NOT REPLY [Bug 4128] Make --ignore-times work better with --link-dest by adding an after-transfer check

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Sat Sep 30 16:30:07 GMT 2006

------- Comment #4 from hashproduct+rsync at  2006-09-30 11:30 MST -------
(In reply to comment #2)
> It would be nice if the receiver would notice that it copied 100% of the data
> from a --link-dest basis file to the destination temp file while also having
> all preserved attributes the same.

Along the same lines, if rsync notices that the temp file has the same data as
the existing destination file, it could discard the temp file and instead tweak
attributes of the existing destination file as it would have if the quick check
had passed.  This way, if I wished to copy into a destination in which make is
being used, I could disable --times, and the mtime of a destination file would
only be hit if its data actually changed.

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