Bug 7289 - --link-dest seen as unknown option
Summary: --link-dest seen as unknown option
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.7
Hardware: x64 Linux
: P3 regression (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-03-24 11:35 UTC by Padraig Houlahan
Modified: 2010-03-24 11:57 UTC (History)
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Description Padraig Houlahan 2010-03-24 11:35:56 UTC
I have been trying to develop some backups using the link-dest option, and I keep getting a response the option is unknown. I'm running fedora 12 and have the latest rsync.

For example, a simple test fails with:

# rsync -az --list-dest=../dir1 dir_s/ dir_d
rsync: --list-dest=../dir1: unknown option
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1425) [client=3.0.7]

About the host system...

# uname -a
Linux xxxxxxxx #1 SMP Wed Mar 3 04:57:21 UTC 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Comment 1 Matt McCutchen 2010-03-24 11:40:20 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> # rsync -az --list-dest=../dir1 dir_s/ dir_d
> rsync: --list-dest=../dir1: unknown option

You misspelled --link-dest.
Comment 2 Padraig Houlahan 2010-03-24 11:41:00 UTC
never mind

it should be link-dest (not list-dest)

Comment 3 Matt McCutchen 2010-03-24 11:57:45 UTC
The option was mistyped.