remove-source-files checking for open files?

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Wed Jun 3 16:16:14 GMT 2009

On Wed 03 Jun 2009, Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk wrote:

>> I would solve this not using rsync, but by writing the active file in a
>> separate directory, or by first writing to a special filename and
>> renaming when done (like firefox adds .part to the filename while it  
>> is
>> still downloading it).
> Why not just something like --ignore-open-files?

Because checking whether a process has a file open can be very costly in
system resources.


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