RFE to allow dry-run against read only target

Perry Hutchison perryh at pluto.rain.com
Sat Jul 9 07:47:03 UTC 2016

Paul Slootman <paul+rsync at wurtel.net> wrote:
> 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
> > ...
> 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
> here.

This could be covered by emitting a warning (rather than an error)
if the target of --dry-run is read-only.

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