Status of --ignorcase option in main tree/build?

Charles Marcus CMarcus at
Fri May 16 12:54:26 GMT 2008

On 5/15/2008 7:18 PM, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 06:39:03PM -0400, Matt McCutchen wrote:
>> Wayne, do you have a comment about the inclusion of --ignore-case?

> I don't particularly like the option, so my current inclination is to
> just keep it available in the patches directory for those that want it.
> ..wayne..

Hi Wayne,

I hope you don't mind a follow-up...

You can do what you want, of course, but the problem with this is some
of the people who will want to use rsync to backup Windows boxes are -
or at least I am - shall we say, not programmers, and are not totally
comfortable patching code - and so will be at the mercy of someone
else's generosity for providing a patched version of the rsync binary.

Matt was kind enough to do this for me a while back with 2.6.9, but I'd
rather not keep bothering him every time a new version is released.

Is the code somehow invasive, or create some kind of unsafe situation or

Or is it just because you don't like Windows/Microsoft, and/or the fact
that it doesn't ignore case? ;)


Best regards,


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