Bug 7870 - --link-dest=${SRC} ${SRC} ${DST} can be smarter
Summary: --link-dest=${SRC} ${SRC} ${DST} can be smarter
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.7
Hardware: All All
: P3 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-12-16 01:06 UTC by Paul de Weerd
Modified: 2012-01-20 23:20 UTC (History)
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Description Paul de Weerd 2010-12-16 01:06:04 UTC
When using the --link-dest= option and the link destination is the same as the source, rsync should skip the comparison step and just link all regular files and create other filetypes (directories, device nodes, etc).
Comment 1 Brian J. Murrell 2012-01-20 23:20:36 UTC

I filed bug 8712 as I was not sure if my situation there is the same as you are describing here.  Could you take a look at 8712 and see if that describes what you are referring to?