make "rsync -N" == "rsync --numeric-ids" ?

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Fri Nov 18 09:49:33 UTC 2016

On Fri 18 Nov 2016, Harald Dunkel wrote:
> "--numeric-ids" is a lot of text and easy to be forgotten or
> misspelled.
> Since it is a highly important option for making backups of
> remote systems via rsync I wonder if "-N" could be introduced
> as an abbreviation for "--numeric-ids"? "-N" is not in use yet,
> afaics.

Here's a "me too"; I remember actually trying to use -N a couple of
times instead of --numeric-ids because it's the natural thing to use...


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