[PATCH] Add --omit-{device,special}-times options

Marc Aurèle La France tsi at tuyoix.net
Fri May 26 16:22:39 UTC 2023

On Fri, 26 May 2023, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Tue, May 16, 2023, Marc Aurèle La France wrote:

>> Similar to --omit-{dir,link}-times:

>> --omit-device-times  omit device files from --times
>> --omit-special-times omit sockets and fifos from --times

> I'm not convinced these are needed at present.

I'll counter by saying that keeping inode times up to date for these isn't 
terribly useful.

>> Also, fix corner case that allows --omit-dir-times to be ignored.  See
>> unchanged_attrs() and recv_generator()'s call to try_dests_non().

> Directories aren't linked together, so they aren't passed to
> unchanged_attrs() or try_dests_non().

This seems false to me given recv_generator()'s first call to 
try_dests_non() (and therefore unchanged_attrs()) is within an "if 
(is_dir) { }" block.


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