xattrs with --link-dest inconsistancy

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Wed Jul 4 20:22:24 GMT 2007

On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 01:09:21PM -0600, Jon Jensen wrote:
> With --link-dest, whichever xattrs existed on the first instance of a file 
> are the ones that are kept forever, unless something else changes 
> (timestamp, data, etc.) and a new file is created.
> I didn't see this in the rsync or Red Hat Bugzillas. Should I file a bug? 

It wouldn't be in the rsync bugzilla because xattr support is going to
first appear in rsync 3.0.0 when it is released.  Some packagers (e.g.
Red Hat) chose to apply an xattrs patch to rsync, but that patch was
quite buggy, and I don't recommend using it.


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