DO NOT REPLY [Bug 5538] New: rsync -X does not work

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Thu Jun 12 03:07:25 GMT 2008

           Summary: rsync -X does not work
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.3
          Platform: x64
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: briemers+bugzilla at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

With the git source, the -X flag no-longer works.  I suspect this problem was
introduced fixing bug #5526.

For a simple test case try:

sudo mkdir /var2
sudo rsync -aX --link-dest=/var /var/. /var2/.
ls -laZ /var2

You should see that /var2 does not have the correct xattributes.

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