differences between 3.0.6 and 3.1

Carlos Carvalho carlos at fisica.ufpr.br
Fri Oct 23 15:49:36 MDT 2009

The 3.1 manual says in the description of --human-readable:

       Backward  compatibility  note:  versions of rsync prior to 3.1.0
       do not support human-readable level 1, and they default to level
       0.   Thus,  specifying one or two -h options behaves the same in
       old and new versions as long as  you  didn’t  specify  a  --no-h
       option prior to one or more -h options.

There are some differences however: with -hh, byte sizes have commas
in 3.1 but not in 3.0.6. Also, the width of the size column produced
by --list-only changes from 11 to 14. These changes might be mentioned
in the changelog.

Another difference is that --stats produces an extra line, the "Number
of created files". This increases by 1 the number of lines produced by
--stats, so might also be mentioned in the changelog because it could
affect scripts.

More information about the rsync mailing list