why does --size-only not detect change only is size (but also
wayned at samba.org
Thu Apr 19 01:03:17 GMT 2007
On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 08:40:40PM -0400, CSights wrote:
> Yes, the file was not actually transferred because I used the -n option.
The -n is irrelevant. If rsync considered the file to be in need of a
transfer, it would have output a file-transfer character in the first
column of the -i output. Since it output a period, it is just telling
you that the file needed an attribute tweaked -- in this case, the mod-
ified time (the 't' in the output). If rsync were adjusting some other
preserved attribute, it would have output that letter as well (or
instead). For instance, if a file just needed its group tweaked, it
might look like this:
See Matt's answer for a discussion of how --no-times can be used.
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