Bug 11812 - rsync without --verbose still writes "(new) backup_dir is ..." to STDOUT
Summary: rsync without --verbose still writes "(new) backup_dir is ..." to STDOUT
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.1.2
Hardware: All Linux
: P5 minor (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-03-27 10:52 UTC by MI
Modified: 2016-04-17 18:09 UTC (History)
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Description MI 2016-03-27 10:52:45 UTC
rsync always writes "(new) backup_dir is ..." to STDOUT. Is this really necessary?

    rsync -a --delete --backup --backup-dir="_before-$(date +%F)" $source $dest
    (new) backup_dir is _before-2016-03-27

This seems to have appeared in 3.1.1, which created the directory even if it was not needed (see bug #11423).

Version 3.1.2 doesn't create useless backup-dirs any more, but if it does it reports it to STDOUT which is also quite useless. We have --verbose when we want to check what is going on. If everything works alright, I feel that rsync without -v should remain silent, as is customary in Unix tools.
Comment 1 Wayne Davison 2016-04-17 18:09:03 UTC
Yeah, that print needs this check: if (INFO_GTE(BACKUP, 1))

Fix committed to git (0f7db203fb4125e9ec8851bb0ff8878258fc4a05).