Two problems: -u together with -c and and a symlink problem

Helmut Jarausch jarausch at
Mon Nov 15 10:33:40 MST 2010


I have two problems with rsync

1st) if I give both commandline options  -u and -c
     it looks as if a file which is more recent but different
     on the destination is not updated, i.e. -u overrules -c
     Is that true?

2nd) There is a symlink A on <SourceDir> which refers to a directory
     On the other hand, A is the name of a subdirectory of <DestDir>

     Now doing 
     rsync -auHz --delete --exclude=/A <SourceDir>/  <DestDir>/
     does remove A on <DestDir> - why ?

I'm using rsync-3.0.7 .

Many thanks for a hint,

Helmut Jarausch
Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany

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