To inc_recurse or not to inc_recurse? [Re: 3.0.0pre2: bookend breakage (2 different errors)]

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at
Tue Oct 16 04:30:34 GMT 2007

On 10/16/07, Wayne Davison <wayned at> wrote:
> It also allows for
> future expansion in certain situations -- e.g. I can imagine making a
> future version of --prune-empty-dirs and/or --delay-updates compatible
> with inc-recursion, and this will allow a more modern rsync to try to
> tell a remote receiver to use that option and stay in inc_recurse mode,
> and the receiver can say "no, I don't support that".

In this situation, automatically disabling incremental recursion would
be better than exiting with an error that really isn't the user's
fault.  (That's why I said "negotiate".)


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