change of behaviour on rsync -R and top level symlinks?

Marc MERLIN marc at
Wed Jun 16 14:09:07 MDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 09:11:57AM +0200, Francis.Montagnac at wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jun 2010 18:58:36 PDT Marc MERLIN wrote:
> > The /data symlink is clobbered and replaced by a directory. Very bad!
> > Any idea what's going on here and is there a magic flag to work around this
> > problem?
> I thing you simply need the --no-implied-dirs flag.

Yep, that took care of it.

Any idea why this is not default or a reason not to be using this flag all
the time if you are used to the old version of rsync's behaviour?

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