Bug 10629 - rsync follows symlinks that point to same directory / endless loop
Summary: rsync follows symlinks that point to same directory / endless loop
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.1.1
Hardware: All Linux
: P5 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
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Reported: 2014-05-26 00:41 UTC by kim
Modified: 2014-05-26 00:41 UTC (History)
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Description kim 2014-05-26 00:41:50 UTC
Hi,

when using "--copy-links" and there is a symlink which points to the same directory rsync should not follow. Else it runs into an endless loop and throws"

"failed: Too many levels of symbolic links (40)"

Cheers,
Kim