The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 4856
Filenames are displayed before successful transfer in verbose mode
Last modified: 2007-08-03 19:40:19 UTC
Rsync displays the filenames to be transfered before a successful transfer occurs. This can cause issues when analysing output for auditing.
On node a:
mkdir -p /tmp/qq/
On node b:
mkdir -p /tmp/qq
On node a:
rsync -pogtv --rsh="ssh -2" -T /tmp/qq/temp /tmp/qq/* b:/tmp/qq |while read file ; do echo "**** $file" ; done
Note that file zzz appears to have been transferred, when it in fact has not.
Can the file be displayed only after successful transfer?
Rsync always outputs the filename to the console before the transfer to inform the user of what file it is working on. If you specify a log file with --log-file=FILE , rsync will write the filename to the log file after a successful transfer. If you want the filename to appear on the console after the transfer, you can redirect rsync's stdout to /dev/null and specify --log-file=/dev/tty .
This is not a bug; you're asking for help doing something. Next time, please ask on the mailing list, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Note that the --out-format (formerly --log-format) option can also be used to get file information at the end of the transfer, as mentioned in the manpage (and the -v option points you at the --out-format option, since they two are related):
Rsync will output the out-format string prior to a file’s transfer unless
one of the transfer-statistic escapes is requested, in which case the
logging is done at the end of the file’s transfer. When this late logging is
in effect and --progress is also specified, rsync will also output the name
of the file being transferred prior to its progress information (followed,
of course, by the out-format output).
This method works with older rsync versions that don't support --log-file.