On the case `an identical item replaces the dots with spaces' for `--itemize-changes'.

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On the case `an identical item replaces the dots with spaces' for `--itemize-changes'.

Hongyi Zhao
Hi all,

The `--itemize-changes' has the following notes within the manual:

        The  other  letters  in  the string above are the actual letters
        that will be output if the associated attribute for the item  is
        being  updated or a "." for no change.  Three exceptions to this
        are: (1) a newly created item replaces each letter with  a  "+",
        (2)  an identical item replaces the dots with spaces, and (3) an
        unknown attribute replaces each letter with a "?" (this can hap‐
        pen when talking to an older rsync).

But, I cann't figure out the case for the `(2)  an identical item
replaces the dots with spaces'. And I've never meet such things. Could
you please give me some more hints or a minimal example on this case?

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Re: On the case `an identical item replaces the dots with spaces' for `--itemize-changes'.

Steven Levine
In <mgsrba$r6q$[hidden email]>, on 04/18/15
   at 05:50 AM, Hongyi Zhao <[hidden email]> said:

Hi,

>        are: (1) a newly created item replaces each letter with  a  "+",
>        (2)  an identical item replaces the dots with spaces, and (3) an
>        unknown attribute replaces each letter with a "?" (this can hap
>        pen when talking to an older rsync).

>But, I cann't figure out the case for the `(2)  an identical item
>replaces the dots with spaces'.

I'm pretty sure (2) only occurs when --itemize-changes is specified twice.
This instructs rsync to list every item it examines even if it does not
need to be updated.

Steven

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Re: On the case `an identical item replaces the dots with spaces' for `--itemize-changes'.

Hongyi Zhao
On Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:28:21 -0700, Steven Levine wrote:

> I'm pretty sure (2) only occurs when --itemize-changes is specified
> twice.
> This instructs rsync to list every item it examines even if it does not
> need to be updated.

Thanks for your notes. I've checked with `-ii', and it seems that you are
right.

Regards
>
> Steven





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