Question about --copy-unsafe-links

Matt McCutchen matt at
Wed Dec 12 14:55:36 GMT 2007

On Wed, 2007-12-12 at 14:13 +0000, Chris G wrote:
> I was expecting that if I specified the --copy-unsafe-links option to
> rsync that I'd then get no warnings about 'skipping non-regular file
> "bla/bla/bla"' but it doesn't seem to work like that.

You have to additionally pass --links to make rsync copy the safe
symlinks.  This is mentioned in the "SYMBOLIC LINKS" section of the man


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