continusync issue

Charles Polisher charles.polisher at
Fri Nov 16 22:55:27 GMT 2007

Matt McCutchen wrote:
> 1. Wait for a short time after a change to the source occurs before
> propagating it.  If a file is created and then rapidly deleted, no
> action is necessary.  Implementing this fully would require a data
> structure to remember pending changes; it would have to be somewhat
> sophisticated to handle moves optimally.

> 2. Somehow get rsync to treat disappearance of the source file as "file
> has vanished" rather than an error.  This could be done inelegantly by
> running rsync on the top source directory but excluding everything
> except the changed file(s).  It might be better to use a modified rsync
> with an option that causes it to treat any and all missing source
> args/--files-from entries as "file has vanished".

> 3. Figure out why continusync is exiting altogether when rsync returns
> error 23 and stop it from doing that.

Thanks for the fast response, Matt. I think we'll try to do #2 locally
as a patch. I'll let you know how it works out.

Best regards,
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