--no-dirs seem not to explude "d"

Simo Sorce ssorce at redhat.com
Tue Mar 25 13:00:04 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-24 at 23:10 -0700, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 09:11:43AM -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> > The notes say to use --no-d, but using it seem not to help, and in
> > fact the remote host is still sent the 'd' option:
> Yeah, the code was erroneously overriding the --no-d option, so I fixed
> that in the latest version (see 3.0.1pre1).  I also added an easier way
> to request the backward-compatible "-r --exclude='/*/*'" options by
> using a new option:  --old-d.
> > Is this expected behavior now ?
> The -d option was added in 2.6.4, almost exactly 3 years ago.  There
> seems to be a significant amount of 2.6.3 still around (which is 3.5
> years old), which is a little sad to see, but I suppose not that
> unexpected.
> In 3.0.1pre1, rsync tries to detect if the -d option is the cause of a
> file-listing failure and suggests the use of the --old-d option to work
> around the issue.  Hopefully the public rsync servers will be upgrading
> before too long, as there has been a significant amount of security
> fixing going on in recent months, and it would be good for them to at
> least be running 2.6.9 (with extra security patches), if not 3.0.1
> itself.

Thanks Wayne,
I am landing 3.0.1pre1 in Fedora asap.


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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