Bug 8119 - New feature: adapt behavior thanks to the extended attribute "user.xdg.robots.backup"
New feature: adapt behavior thanks to the extended attribute "user.xdg.robots...
Status: ASSIGNED
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core
3.1.0
All All
: P5 enhancement
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Assigned To: Wayne Davison
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Reported: 2011-05-07 23:02 UTC by Yves Martin
Modified: 2011-12-24 20:12 UTC (History)
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Description Yves Martin 2011-05-07 23:02:05 UTC
I would like rsync to support the xattr "user.xdg.robots.backup" described at http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/CommonExtendedAttributes

If rsync runs with an option --xattr-backup-flag=user.xdg.robots.backup
it should skip directories and files with that xattr set to "false".

So that a user can decide what to exclude from backup without avoid to refer directories into an exclusion file list.

I think it is also a good idea to emit a warning when such files/directories are excluded.