DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6788] Skip file transfer if destination file cannot be opened for writing

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Wed Mar 17 02:12:00 MDT 2010

matt at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
           Severity|normal                      |enhancement
            Summary|rsync does not abort early  |Skip file transfer if
                   |but needlessly transfers    |destination file cannot be
                   |data if destination is write|opened for writing
                   |protected                   |

------- Comment #1 from matt at  2010-03-17 03:11 CST -------
This is a known drawback of the current rsync protocol.  Fixing it would
require major changes to the protocol.  Since there is no correctness issue, I
would tend to consider this an enhancement request rather than a bug.

There were multiple Debian bugs about this.  I merged them all here:

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