Option --numeric-ids not the default?

Darryl Dixon - Winterhouse Consulting darryl.dixon at winterhouseconsulting.com
Mon Aug 13 04:03:57 GMT 2007

Hi All,

I've browsed the history of the list, but can't seem to find an answer to
something that I find quite surprising - why isn't --numeric-ids the
default when rsync is told to preserve permissions? It seems to me that
the current behaviour runs against the grain of more than a quarter
century of unix tradition, and certainly caught me by surprise the first
time I encountered it. Can anyone enlighten me?

Darryl Dixon
Winterhouse Consulting Ltd

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