Incremental file-list recursion has landed in CVS; Re: RSYNC + iNotify

Buck Huppmann buckh at
Sun Aug 5 17:58:01 GMT 2007

On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 02:27:14PM -0400, Matt McCutchen wrote:

> The current design of incremental recursion is that all of the source
> arguments or --files-from entries are loaded into the file list at the
> beginning but traversal of directories happens little by little.  The
> key point is that the sender traverses the space of file-list paths
> once in ascending order.  When the sender visits a path provided by
> multiple source arguments, it chooses one; "unduplication" refers to
> this.  Making the sender capable of visiting individual paths on
> demand (in the order given and possibly multiple times each) would
> require a lot more than just removing this "unduplication".

mea culpa. you're totally right

i hate to mention another tool on this list, but GNU cpio
(Debian 4.0/2.6-17) doesn't object to being treated so perversely. of
course, you have to work around stdio buffering . . .

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