--detect-renamed --detect-moved and -b
matt at mattmccutchen.net
Thu Nov 12 22:47:36 MST 2009
On Wed, 2009-11-11 at 20:27 +0800, Thomas Gutzler wrote:
> I played around with the combination of rsync --detect-renamed
> --detect-moved and -b.
You can't combine the --detect-renamed and --detect-moved options
because they make use of the partial dir in incompatible ways. The last
option on the command line takes priority. (Yes, the implementation of
--detect-moved is a hack. No, I don't care to improve it myself.)
> Given the following tree:
> I renamed src/dir to src/dir2 and ran the following command:
> rsync -a --detect-renamed --detect-moved --delete -b --backup-dir=bak src dest
> ending up with:
> Is it supposed to do that? I was expecting it to detect the renamed
> directory (or moved file) and exclude it from the backup.
Yes, the current design is that a deleted destination file is backed up
even if it was also detected as a rename.
In addition, your case tickles an awkward-to-fix bug in the
--detect-renamed implementation: renames into new directories are not
processed because their partial dirs are not available yet. See:
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