On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 06:51:37AM +0200, Ph. Marek wrote:
> So I'd need a clear indication whether source and target are identical
> - files (incl. mtime!), symlinks, devices, directories, everywhere
> owner, group, and mode, and in the near future possibly xattr too ..

That's what -i is for. I have been known to use rsync -ain (note the
dry-run) as a quick way to see the differences in hierarchies of files.

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