How do I make rsync ignore unreadable files (damaged sectors)?

Matthias Schniedermeyer ms at
Tue Dec 22 11:10:50 MST 2009

On 22.12.2009 16:39, Stefan Nowak wrote:
> The only low-budget test ideas I have:
> The CD scratching a la Tomas Gustavsson seems the only easily achievable 
> solution. But then it is not sure whether the OS does the reading retries 
> or whether the optical disk drive itself retries reading.

Get some Old, cheap and as small as possible USB-Sticks.

Especially when they are small you should be able to reach the 
overwrite-limits relativly fast (Which may still be counted in days)

Depending in model you should be able to get some interesting errors, 
maybe even total breakdowns. 

Bis denn

Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as 
bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No, the Real Programmer
wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor -- complicated, 
cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous.

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