Is cp then mv the default?

Tang, Clayton (Yiqi) yiqi.tang at
Tue Dec 18 15:45:58 GMT 2007


I noticed there is an "-inplace" option on rsync web site's man page. So
this seems to mean "copy then move" is the default behavior. Has this
been the default all the time? 

I am running a pretty old version, see below, and I need to have the
"copy then move" feature to ensure partial files are not accessed while
they are being updated.

[qt_prod at cflxqs55p scripts]$ rsync -help
rsync  version 2.5.7  protocol version 26
Copyright (C) 1996-2002 by Andrew Tridgell and others
Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks,
              IPv6, 64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums

Clayton (Yiqi) Tang, LMX / Autotrader Production Management
212-526-7493, 745-7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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