Eliminate the temp copy
ms at citd.de
Tue Jan 28 05:20:30 MST 2014
On 28.01.2014 08:35, Juan Pablo Lorier wrote:
> I have to sync two directories and one is an ftp mount. I had to set a
> different tmp dir as tmp files are not allowed in ftp mounts so I see no
> point in copying things to a temp dir if they won't be used for the
> Is there any way to eliminate the use of a tmp dir? If not, could it be
> a feature request?
rsync doesn't use a tmp-directory by default. The default is to
make it a "."-file with an additions random extension to the filename.
So in your case there should be a commandline (rsync.conf?) option set
that does that (If i read the man-page correctly, it's -T/--temp-dir).
Just remove it and rsync falls back to default behaviour.
If you don't want tmp-files at all, with "--inplace" you instruct rsync
to change files "inplace", but you should read the man-page for the
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