[Bug 6746] With -H --i-r, --link-dest should replace previously transferred hard links

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Fri Apr 1 15:11:40 MDT 2011


Matt McCutchen <matt at mattmccutchen.net> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
            Summary|file from link-dest-source  |With -H --i-r, --link-dest
                   |is copies and not linked    |should replace previously
                   |for identical files         |transferred hard links

--- Comment #9 from Matt McCutchen <matt at mattmccutchen.net> 2011-04-01 21:11:39 UTC ---
I'm morphing this bug report to cover the issue described in comment #8. 
Anyone who is seeing a different issue, please file a new bug report with steps
to reproduce.

(In reply to comment #0)
> i search for an option, to link all files from link-dest-dir which are
> identical to save space on harddisk, even the times or rights of the file is
> changed. rsync always make new copies, if rights, owner or time is changed. for
> backups, i only need the last setting, so the file can be linked and the
> attributes can changed to the new settings.

See bug 4793.

(In reply to comment #2)
> on my system, rsync should delete an existing file and link it to an identical
> file.
> but this don't work, so i delete the complete target-directory und rsync make
> the links.

See bug 5644.

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