[Bug 8558] display daemon-only --out-format values in a less confusing manner

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Tue Nov 1 17:40:57 MDT 2011


Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |ASSIGNED
            Summary|rsync --out-format doesn't  |display daemon-only
                   |support single character    |--out-format values in a
                   |escapes as listed in        |less confusing manner
                   |manpage                     |
           Severity|minor                       |enhancement

--- Comment #1 from Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> 2011-11-01 23:40:57 UTC ---
This is how rsync displays a value that is null (undefined) -- it displays the
escape that is not defined.  In all the escapes you cited, they are you defined
in a daemon, so the non-daemon side has no data to output for them.  If you use
them in the daemon's output, they would display the expected information.

So, is the current practice the right one?  I want rsync to display something
for an undefined field, since displaying nothing at all can make the parsing of
the columns not match up right.  We could have it display "(null)" or "<empty>"
or some such value, which might be better.

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