Patch to not modify files in place unless "--inplace" option specified

Matt McCutchen matt at
Fri May 9 01:49:08 GMT 2008

On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 17:08 -0700, Carl E. Thompson wrote:
> This also appears to be counter to the man page description of the
> "--inplace" option which states
>     This causes rsync not to create a new copy of the file and then
> move it into place.
> This implies of course that if the "--inplace" option is not given
> then rsync will "create a new copy of the file and then move it into
> place." What you seem to be saying is that really isn't true. If this
> is the desired behavior of "--inplace" then the documentation is
> misleading at best.

Whatever implication there may be is overridden by the explicit
statement in the second paragraph under DESCRIPTION:

"Any changes in the other preserved attributes (as requested by options)
are made on the destination file directly when the quick check indicates
that the file's data does not need to be updated."

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