Bug 15154 - manpage: Describe default behavior in context of --old-args/--protect-args
Summary: manpage: Describe default behavior in context of --old-args/--protect-args
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.2.0
Hardware: All All
: P5 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-08-23 11:16 UTC by c.buhtz
Modified: 2022-08-23 11:16 UTC (History)
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Description c.buhtz 2022-08-23 11:16:18 UTC
I am not a well experienced rsync user. So it could be that I misunderstood something and this report is wrong.

Context: This is about how --old-args and --protected-args are described in the manpage.

Problem: It seems to me that the manpage doesn't mention the default value or default behavior.

Details: In my understanding that two arguments have an opposite meaning. So they can't be used together. The question about the default values is if I call rsync without any of that arguments how will rsync behave?

I assume that `--protect-args` is the default behavior but I'm for away from being sure.

If I am not wrong I would suggest to improve the manpage and describe the "default" behavior.