rsync sort list
wayned at samba.org
Sun Feb 4 23:38:58 GMT 2007
On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 06:47:57PM +0200, catam wrote:
> shouldnt dir a came before a-c ?
Directories have an assumed trailing slash on the end of their name for
the purposes of sorting, which is why a-c/ comes before a/. The reason
for this is that older versions of rsync used to sort files from inside
a subdirectory into strange places sometimes (instead of right after
the subdir). For instance:
In a modern rsync, this is now:
An alternative solution would have been to sort any '/' char
alphabetically prior to all other non-slash characters, but that
is not the solution I chose way back when.
More information about the rsync