preserve EA?

Ming Zhang blackmagic02881 at
Wed May 9 20:11:19 GMT 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-09 at 16:07 -0400, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On 5/9/07, Ming Zhang <blackmagic02881 at> wrote:
> > sorry that i should do more check. the rsync man page on site does not
> > have this while fc6 rsync man page has -X support. i guess there are
> > some extra patches floating around.
> That extra patch is floating at "patches/xattrs.diff" in rsync source
> distributions through version 2.6.9.  The support for preserving
> extended attributes has been merged into the main rsync in CVS, which
> will eventually be released as rsync 3.0.0.

ic. thx for the info.

side question, if i know one file only have EA changed, thus mtime is
updated, can i force the rsync to do EA update only? regular rsync run
will do checksum stuff if mtime changed, and find out all content are
same which generate too many computation overheads.

> Matt

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