[Bug 11378] New: Please add a '--line-buffered' option to rsync to make logging/output more friendly with pipes/syslog/CI systems/etc.
rsync-list-m829 at sizone.org
Thu Jul 2 18:49:34 UTC 2015
<@andrewTO> alias unbuf='stdbuf -i0 -o0 -e0'
then unbuf rsync
i have not tested this in any way.
--progress would be some interesting stuff to parse, esp with all the screen redrawing
of the K/s line as well as background deletes and scans overwriting while
--progress of the previous file occurs. Ever try to parse ANSI screendraw output?
On Thu, Jul 02, 2015 at 06:00:19PM +0000, samba-bugs at samba.org said:
> Bug ID: 11378
> Summary: Please add a '--line-buffered' option to rsync to make
> logging/output more friendly with pipes/syslog/CI
> Product: rsync
> Version: 3.1.1
> Hardware: All
> OS: All
> Status: NEW
> Severity: enhancement
> Priority: P5
> Component: core
> Assignee: wayned at samba.org
> Reporter: nneul at neulinger.org
> QA Contact: rsync-qa at samba.org
>Created attachment 11225
> --> https://bugzilla.samba.org/attachment.cgi?id=11225&action=edit
>patch to implement --line-buffered option
>Behavior change with --line-buffered would be primarily to --progress - which
>would output a newline after percentage update instead of just a
>During a normal operation with smaller files you'd never notice the difference,
>but with large files (say recurrent sync of ISO images or similar) - you'd get
>a MUCH more usable output trace in the build system and logs instead of it all
>being merged onto one "line" of output.
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