Apparent synchronization bug in rsync

Kevin Korb kmk at
Thu Dec 8 20:48:34 UTC 2022

The first "Bug Fix" listed in is almost certainly 
related.  Apparently it was fixed via remote option but since your test 
doesn't include networking that fix wouldn't help.

On 12/8/22 15:03, Mark Raymond via rsync wrote:
> I believe I have found a synchronization bug in rsync. I have a pair of 
> files, which when synced with||
> ||
> |rsync --no-whole-file --inplace -S|||
> ||
> |are not| identical afterwards. All three options are required, if I 
> remove any one of the the files sync correctly. I have put the two 
> files, along with a minimal test script, in this GitHub repo: 
> This looks like a bug to me; am I missing something? If it is a bug, I'm 
> happy to create an issue in GitHub.
> ||

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