Prefer -u not to change newer files.
donax at ruc.dk
Sun Jan 27 01:22:40 GMT 2008
Quoting man page:
In the currently implementation, a difference of file format is
always considered to be important enough for an update, no matter
what date is on the objects. In other words, if the source has a
directory or a symlink where the destination has a file, the
transfer would occur regardless of the timestamps. This might
change in the future (feel free to comment on this on the mailing
list if you have an opinion).
Comment: -u should preferably mean "update" only if target is older.
Actually I found out by experimenting that rsync may overwrite
anything different at the target.
Using the -u option as "only if newer" would be analogous with zip,
unzip and cp and probably many other program.
Thanks for an awe-inspiring utility!!!
http://d-axel.dk/ -- Donald Axel, IT-Consultant -- donax at ruc.dk
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