DO NOT REPLY [Bug 5728] New: Rsync --min-size and --max-size filter too late in the process.

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Sun Aug 31 13:31:42 GMT 2008

           Summary: Rsync --min-size and --max-size filter too late in the
           Product: rsync
           Version: 2.6.9
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: r.e.wolff at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

To allow me to copy a very large directory that cannot be copied in one go (see
bug 5727) I restricted the sizes of the files to part of the range of

However, it turns out that rsync still loads all files into the in-memory list
of files to copy. This means that rsync still crashes even when I restrict the
number of files-to-copy by 95%. 

(Copying by subdirectory doesn't work for me: there are loads of hardlinks, and
because I know that files of size XX won't be hardlinked to files of size YY, I
can copy in stages by limiting the filesizes).

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