Macintosh rsync: Inconsistent Behaviour: Hints Appreciated

Warren Oates warren.oates at
Sat Feb 14 21:13:24 GMT 2009

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Yves Petronin <y.petronin at> wrote:
> I have also used Mike Bombich' very clear instructions foud at
>  in order  to compile the folllowing  version of rsync on OS10.4.11:
> rsync  version 3.0.4  protocol version 30
> I could not easily however find the associated manual to better understand
> some of Mike's suggested arguments such as:
> -aNHAXx --protect-args --fileflags --force-change
> Where can I find the meaning of them?
> Thanks
> rgds

man rsync

If you've got rsync 3.0.4 in /usr/local, then the rsync 3.0.4 man page
is probably in /usr/local/share/man/ (in man1). Set your $MANPATH to
look there first.

W. Oates

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