rsync 3's -E and -X

Wayne Davison wayned at
Tue Jan 22 19:41:32 GMT 2008

On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 12:23:16PM +0000, Josh Durham wrote:
> It looks like rsync 3 though is moving -E to -X, and changing what -E does:

Rsync has used the -X option for xattr data in the patches since the
beginning.  The xattrs.diff first appeared in the patches dir in mid
2005, but existed prior to that (it was created by Red Hat).  Rsync's -E
option has been released in 3 releases already, so that's not going to
change either.

You can, however, feel free to use popt aliases to map -E to -X, -AX, or
whatever you like if you'd like to continue to use -E.  See my prior
emails on the subject for the details.


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