DO NOT REPLY [Bug 3693] rsync -H should break outdated hard-links to identical files

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Wed Nov 18 22:31:17 MST 2009

matt at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
Attachment #3129 is|0                           |1
           obsolete|                            |

------- Comment #9 from matt at  2009-11-18 23:31 CST -------
Created an attachment (id=4964)
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Updated man page patch

This patch revises the --hard-links description to describe both cases
(nonempty destination and --link-dest), intentionally leaving open the
possibility of more (I had --detect-renamed-lax without --delete in mind but
didn't want to mention it on the trunk).  I also took the opportunity to revise
the --inplace description.  For posterity, here is the tug-of-war case I

$ mkdir src dest
$ touch dest/1
$ ln dest/1 dest/2
$ echo foo >src/1
$ echo blort >src/2
$ rsync -rt --inplace -i src/ dest/
.d..t...... ./
> 1
> 2
$ rsync -rt --inplace -i src/ dest/
> 1
$ rsync -rt --inplace -i src/ dest/
> 2
$ rsync -rt --inplace -i src/ dest/
> 1
$ rsync -rt --inplace -i src/ dest/
> 2

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