modification times questions
guillaume-rsync at outters.eu
Mon Apr 10 10:08:45 UTC 2017
Le 2017-04-07 21:08, Kevin a écrit :
> On 04/07/2017 03:07 PM, McDowell, Blake wrote:
>> I run --times when I use rsync […] but the times do not transfer over
> I have never seen rsync do that. What exactly are you doing?
I have seen such a behaviour when trying to rsync to a UDF volume
mounted on a Mac.
It was due to rsync's receiver doing the file renamings from their
temporary (transfer) name to the real one after having done all other
operations, including having modified the timestamps; turned out that
UDF implementation in Darwin sees name changes as file changes, and as
such, renaming the file modified the mtime.
Perhaps doing --inplace can prevent this behaviour (if, Blake, you have
I opted for patching rsync:
On the very first renamed file, the patched rsync rereads the file's
mtime, and if it finds it doesn't match the one set, it switches to the
mtime-after-rename behaviour (for the rest of the transfer).
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