RFE to allow dry-run against read only target

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at wurtel.net
Fri Jul 8 14:06:37 UTC 2016

On Fri 01 Jul 2016, Stuart Anderson wrote:

> I would like to request that rsync -n to an rsync server target that is read only be supported rather than generating the following error,
> ERROR: module is read only
> The motivation is to allow the generation of a list of files against an rsync target that will be used by another application. Since dry-run mode does not require write access it would be convenient if the “module is read only” error message was only thrown if/when a write attempt is made and not assume write access is needed.

Of course, one could argue that the point of the -n option is to test if
it will work when the -n option is removed. That would not be the case


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