Hi Wayne,

Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2005 at 08:07:56PM +0200, Dirk Schenkewitz wrote:
>
>>What happens is that rsync creates the whole tree of directories below
>>/data/A/gany.1/lib and also created all symlinks within that tree.

>
>
> Yes, that's the way rsync currently works. I'm considering making
> --compare-dest and --link-dest affect symlinks and devices, but it only
> affects regular files at the moment.


Ok. Good to know that progress is planned/considered

> As for all the directories, it would take some kind of a lazy dir-
> creation option to avoid creating directories that were not needed to
> hold the non-directory content.


Exactly.

> I think that would be fairly easy to create, but no one has coded it
> up yet.
>
> ..wayne..


I would like to help but I'm too busy Thanks a lot for the info.

Still, I wonder what I can do in the meantime... Suggestions, anyone?

Have fun
Dirk

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