are new directories created inside the partial dir?

Carlos Carvalho carlos at
Tue Jul 14 14:31:22 MDT 2009

Carlos Carvalho (carlos at wrote on 13 July 2009 20:08:
 >When --partial-dir is used rsync creates new or updated files inside a
 >temporary dir. For example the new version of some/path/file is
 >created in some/path/<partial-dir-name>/file and later moved.
 >What happens if a new directory is created? If
 >some/path/newdir/newfile is to be copied, is it done in
 >some/path/<partial-dir-name>/newdir/<partial-dir-name>/newfile? Or is
 >newdir created immediately and the temporary put in
 >What happens if a directory already exists but its timestamp and/or
 >permissions changed? I suppose partial-dir isn't used in this case, or
 >is it?

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