DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6928] New: Warn the user to use --modify-window=1 --no-owner --no-group etc. on FAT partitions

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Tue Nov 24 21:15:12 MST 2009

           Summary: Warn the user to use --modify-window=1 --no-owner --no-
                    group etc. on FAT partitions
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.1.0
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: jasonspiro4 at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

When the OS reports that the user is using a FAT partition, or when you detect
that the user is probably using a FAT partition (maybe you can look at the few
file times in the partition's root directory and check if they're all even
numbers), and the user is not using --modify-window=1, please print a warning
onscreen, warning the user to do so.

This will help newbies who didn't read the manpage.  I originally didn't read
it, and many of the people who come to haven't read it either.

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