[Bug 10495] "skipping directory foo" (does not transfer directories by default)

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Thu Mar 13 22:40:00 MDT 2014


--- Comment #7 from Filipus Klutiero <chealer at gmail.com> 2014-03-14 04:39:59 UTC ---
Sorry if I was unclear, but I didn't mean to say that rsync's behavior should
be changed. I do believe that users would expect rsync to transfer directories
by default, but this doesn't necessarily mean that changing the default is
desirable at this point. Indeed, cp has the same issue as rsync, so changing
one without the other would reduce consistency.

What I meant to say was that the documentation is misleading. If directories
are not copied by default, the manpage should probably have a fat warning, but
at least, it should not mislead readers.

The example description should probably say that only regular files will be
transferred, or that all files other than directories will be transferred. Or
something more complicated (I do not know rsync's default behavior). For sure,
it would be more accurate to say "all files other than directories".

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