Very surprising behaviour with --files-from
Robin Lee Powell
rlpowell at digitalkingdom.org
Fri Dec 10 15:05:00 MST 2010
On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 01:55:39PM -0800, Steven Levine wrote:
> In <20101210171139.GD27025 at digitalkingdom.org>, on 12/10/10
> at 09:11 AM, Robin Lee Powell <rlpowell at digitalkingdom.org> said:
> After a quick testcase, I can see what's happenning. You have
> >$ rsync -i -aPv --ignore-existing --files-from=/tmp/list /backups/
> >ut00-s00010:/backups/ building file list ...
> >3937 files to consider
> Each subirectory counts as a file to consider.
Of course it does, but as I said in my original mail, there are only
4300 directories, and I've seen as much as 10 *million* additional
It turns out it was considering each directory every time *for each
file*, because of the ordering of the files list; see my other mail.
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