rsync --link-dest option with the destination directory
containing old files.
matt at mattmccutchen.net
Tue Dec 23 21:25:02 GMT 2008
On Tue, 2008-12-23 at 15:07 -0600, Dave Dykstra wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 01:52:21PM -0500, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> > I too find the current semantics of basis dirs illogical and would
> > support an option for better semantics (though I think we should avoid
> > changing defaults some users may be relying on). That's why I entered a
> > series of enhancement requests, the first of which is Robert's proposal:
> > https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5644
> > https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5645
> > https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5646
> > I would consider it worth forking rsync to have these features, if I
> > ever got around to doing so.
> It (that is, the proposal in your bug first report) sounds like not
> a very difficult or intrusive addition to me, and useful for rotating
> backups. Wayne said he wouldn't write it, but maybe he'd accept it
> if someone else wrote it. That would be better than forking unless
> it is more intrusive than it seems.
Of course that would be better. My point was that I would be willing to
fork if necessary, as an indication of how important I believe the
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