mystery data fills my target disk

Giuliano Gavazzi dev+lists at
Wed Jun 27 13:38:59 GMT 2007

On 27 Jun 2007, at 02:09, Arlo Leach wrote:
> I'm running Mac OS 10.4.8, and I've encountered the same behavior  
> with the
> bundled version 2.6.3, the version 2.6.0 binary included with  
> rsyncx, and
> the current version 2.6.9 that I downloaded and compiled today.  
> Here's my
> rsync command:
> /usr/local/bin/rsync --progress -aEv --delete --recursive --exlude- 
> from
> "/Users/compyschool/Library/Scripts/nightly restore - exclusions.txt"
> "/Volumes/Compy 1 master/" "/Volumes/Compy 1"

you should not be using -E on 2.6.9 (or earlier I suppose) with  
10.4.8. Upgrade to 10.4.9 (vanilla or with the latest security  
update, as there was a security update which regressed LibC).
Otherwise -E will set corrupt unix permissions of files with  
resources and crash on files with both resources and acls.


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