rsync 3's -E and -X
joshdurham at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 12:23:16 GMT 2008
It might be a little late to rock this boat, but I just was turned on
to rsync 3.
So, Apple's changes to rsync to support metadata has -E as:
-E --extended-attributes copy extended attributes,
This was done in OS X 10.4, in April of 2005.
It looks like rsync 3 though is moving -E to -X, and changing what -E
-X, --xattrs preserve extended attributes
-E, --executability preserve executability
Was there any thought of switching what these two flags do in rsync
3? If not, this will break compatibility with scripts on OS X for
people who install rsync 3 themselves.
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