[Bug 11812] New: rsync without --verbose still writes "(new) backup_dir is ..." to STDOUT

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Sun Mar 27 10:52:45 UTC 2016


            Bug ID: 11812
           Summary: rsync without --verbose still writes "(new) backup_dir
                    is ..." to STDOUT
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.1.2
          Hardware: All
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P5
         Component: core
          Assignee: wayned at samba.org
          Reporter: mi.lists.bugzilla at alma.ch
        QA Contact: rsync-qa at samba.org

rsync always writes "(new) backup_dir is ..." to STDOUT. Is this really

    rsync -a --delete --backup --backup-dir="_before-$(date +%F)" $source $dest
    (new) backup_dir is _before-2016-03-27

This seems to have appeared in 3.1.1, which created the directory even if it
was not needed (see bug #11423).

Version 3.1.2 doesn't create useless backup-dirs any more, but if it does it
reports it to STDOUT which is also quite useless. We have --verbose when we
want to check what is going on. If everything works alright, I feel that rsync
without -v should remain silent, as is customary in Unix tools.

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