DO NOT REPLY [Bug 4378] Don't delete files that wouldn't have been transferred

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Fri Nov 27 19:34:52 MST 2009

------- Comment #4 from matt at  2009-11-27 20:34 CST -------
(In reply to comment #2)
> I notice that the patch only affects extraneous "special" files immediately
> inside file-list directories, not those in extraneous directories.  [...]

The goal of this ticket is really to make --min-size/--max-size behave more
like an ordinary exclude.  And the decision to be made is whether this exclude
is "perishable".

I realize that different users may have different expectations about how these
options behave.  See, for example, the following request that --max-size behave
as a real hide rather than a transfer rule:

So probably the most general solution is to add filter rules based on size and
a new filter action that means "show but don't process" to emulate a transfer

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