Rsync temporary file name

Gionatan Danti g.danti at
Mon Mar 21 10:00:23 UTC 2016

Hi all,
any ideas on that?


On 16/03/2016 16:17, Gionatan Danti wrote:
> Hi list,
> I have some questions on how rsync names the temporary files it create
> during a file transfer.
> It is my understanding that temporary files are name .<filename>.ABCDEF,
> where "ABCDEF" is a random 6-chars alphanumeric string.
> First question: it is correct to say that the random aphanumeric string
> is _always_ 6 chars long?
> Second question: it is possibile to define a specific, non-random
> string? I read what rsync's manpage says about suffixes, but they seems
> to affect only backupped files.
> Regards.

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