rsync copying files it doesn't need to

Jonathan Underwood j.underwood at open.ac.uk
Wed Jan 11 12:04:32 UTC 2006


Dave Mitchell wrote:
> Those aren't files, they're directories; and presumably the directories
> have changed - eg by creating and then deleting a temporary file in the
> directory. In that case, rsync will have to update the last modified
> timestamp on the remote directorry.

Yes, sorry - I meant directories. No, the content of the directories 
doesn't change between consecutive runs of rsync. The time stamp of the 
directories hasn't changed, is 5th December (as reported by ls -l). I 
must be missing something obvious here, surely.







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