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

Harald Dunkel harald.dunkel at
Wed Nov 23 09:18:06 UTC 2016

On 11/18/2016 10:49 AM, Paul Slootman wrote:
> 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...

I created an enhancement request:


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