DO NOT REPLY [Bug 7289] New: --link-dest seen as unknown option

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Wed Mar 24 10:35:56 MDT 2010

           Summary: --link-dest seen as unknown option
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.7
          Platform: x64
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: blocker
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: pjh at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

I have been trying to develop some backups using the link-dest option, and I
keep getting a response the option is unknown. I'm running fedora 12 and have
the latest rsync.

For example, a simple test fails with:

# rsync -az --list-dest=../dir1 dir_s/ dir_d
rsync: --list-dest=../dir1: unknown option
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1425) [client=3.0.7]

About the host system...

# uname -a
Linux xxxxxxxx #1 SMP Wed Mar 3 04:57:21 UTC 2010
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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