[Bug 13615] Output of --list-only not as I expected re: symlinks

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Tue Nov 20 22:23:06 UTC 2018


--- Comment #2 from Michael Hipp <michael at redmule.com> ---
I'm sorry, I don't understand. The first line in the docs says:

"This option will cause the source files to be listed instead of transferred."

It doesn't say anything about "remote". It would seem to be a viable way to
list the files that rsync will consider as candidates to transfer.

It obeys the exclusions and such, why does it not obey such for its treatment
of symlinks?

Using --dry-run isn't really a substitute as it requires a connection to the
remote server (destination) in the case of an ssh transfer. So it cannot be
used if that remote server is not accessible.

Is there any way to get a "correct" list of the files rsync will consider as
candidates to transfer, but without making an unnecessary connection to the
remote end?


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