[Bug 11726] rsync fails to copy directory containing ancestor symlink with --copy-links

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Thu Feb 11 16:06:49 UTC 2016


Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
            Summary|rsync fails to copy         |rsync fails to copy
                   |directory containing        |directory containing
                   |ancestor symlink (..)       |ancestor symlink with
                   |                            |--copy-links

--- Comment #5 from Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> ---
Keep in mind that "cp -r" doesn't dereference symlinks -- that takes their -L
option (similar to rsync's --copy-links). If someone is copying a file tree and
turning symlinks into real files/dirs, they should really know in advance what
the symlinks are in order for the copy to be safe. Yes, we could stop looping
with some additional checks. It might be worth it to at least not follow '.'
and "..".

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