DO NOT REPLY [Bug 4621] Option to create ancestors of destination, like "mkdir -p"

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Tue Dec 15 05:12:29 MST 2009

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------- Comment #4 from lists at  2009-12-15 06:12 CST -------

I just noticed my rsync backup scripts failing and discovered it was due to a
missing ancestor of the remote target directory. I immediately searched for a
tunable that would signal rsync to use 'mkdir -p' instead of just 'mkdir' when
initially creating the target directory, but didn't seem to find one.

I agree with everyone else that it would be incredibly useful for rsync to
either adopt such behaviour by default (assuming always doing 'mkdir -p' isn't
harmful in any way), or have a tunable to enable it.

Kind regards,

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