--append option description in manpage typo
paul+rsync at wurtel.net
Mon Mar 3 14:34:30 GMT 2008
I just noticed, too late )-:
This causes rsync to update a file by appending data onto the
end of the file, which presumes that the data that already
exists on the receiving side is identical with the start of the
file on the sending side. Any files that are the same size or
shorter on the receiving size are skipped. Files that do not
yet exist on the receiving side are also sent, since they are
considered to have 0 length. Implies --inplace, but does not
conflict with --sparse (since it is always extending a file's
s/receiving size are skipped/receiving side are skipped/
I'm still confused though...
If files that are shorter on the receiving side are skipped, how is it
possible that rsync updates a file by appending data onto the end?
Presumably that appending of data takes place on the receiving side.
However, if only files that are longer on the receiving side are
transferred, then how can those files be transferred by appending data?
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