Question about --copy-unsafe-links

Chris G cl at
Wed Dec 12 14:58:23 GMT 2007

On Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 09:55:36AM -0500, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> 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
> page.
So it is, thank you!

Chris Green

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