--link-dest --inplace updates files without unlinking. What to do?

Kevin Korb kmk at sanitarium.net
Fri Dec 26 18:36:19 MST 2014

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I am talking about metadata.  Permissions, ownerships, etc.  If a link
exists in the target and needs a metadata change then rsync will do a
chmod, chown, whatever which updates all the instances of the file.
If there hadn't already been a link there rsync would have written out
an entire new file to have the new metadata.

On 12/26/2014 08:32 PM, Askar Safin wrote:
> No. Now there is no --inplace. So, rsync will never write new file
> directly into old one (without unlinking). If there already is old
> file and it needs updating, then rsync will write into something
> like .file-He4gw, and then it will rename this file to its right
> name. This new file will not have any hardlinks to old files == 
> Askar Safin http://vk.com/safinaskar Kazan, Russia

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