Is cp then mv the default?
Tang, Clayton (Yiqi)
yiqi.tang at lehman.com
Tue Dec 18 16:02:53 GMT 2007
Nevermind, I was able to find a large file and observe the rsync
progress. It turns out rsync makes a remote file in the target directory
with "." + original_file_name + some random letter as filename. Once the
file is complete, rsync does a mv command.
Clayton (Yiqi) Tang, LMX / Autotrader Production Management
212-526-7493, 745-7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
> From: Tang, Clayton (Yiqi)
> Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 10:46 AM
> To: 'rsync at lists.samba.org'
> Subject: Is cp then mv the default?
> 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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