Bug 3479 - Request: timestamps in --log-format
Summary: Request: timestamps in --log-format
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 2.6.7
Hardware: Other Linux
: P3 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
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Reported: 2006-02-03 05:22 UTC by Yair Lenga
Modified: 2006-03-12 02:56 UTC (History)
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Description Yair Lenga 2006-02-03 05:22:41 UTC
It will be very helpful to have the ability to include information about the modification time of the files. This will help in (1) creating customized update file list (for --files-from) (2) for logging. Something like '%M'. Any datetime format will work (either the Unix, or the standard YYYYMMDDTHHMMSS).

The problem that I'm trying to address is the maintainance of a backup site in a high-traffic environment. The update should handle high priority files first (priority is based on file age (recent changes first), file size (small changes first), and file name/type (for example: PDF files last).

If the information about the source files is available, one can use "rsync -n" to get the list of files, implement a custom sort/filter, and feed the list to rsync --from-file session.

Extra points for showing the comparable time on the recieving side (if the file exists), and for option to show the file owner (id/name)
Comment 1 Wayne Davison 2006-02-03 15:39:46 UTC
Makes sense to me.  Since we already allow the user to output the length, why not the modtime, uid, gid, and the mode-bits too while we're at it.  (I didn't go for the "extra points", since outputting receiver-side attributes would be a lot more complicated to code up.)

I've checked-in a change to the CVS version.