Patch: Better handling for rsync temporary files

Alex Jurkiewicz alex at
Tue Oct 25 22:39:59 MDT 2011

Any comments?

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 3:59 PM, Alex Jurkiewicz <alex at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> These two patches change how rsync handles temporary files on the receiver
> side. The first patch adds a static token to rsync's temporary filenames.
> The second patch ignores files with this token when using --cvs-ignore.
> The behaviour I wanted to improve was the case where two rsyncs are
> simultaneously reading and writing the same tree. In this scenario the
> reader can end up reading the writer's temporary files (unless you use
> --temp-dir) and copying them elsewhere.
> A side effect of this change is the names of rsync's temporary files will be
> "self-documenting" for users running `ls -la`.
> I've tested this patch on Linux, but am reasonably unfamiliar with C so
> feedback appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Alex

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