Bug 8594 - Allow --link-dest argument to be a file
Allow --link-dest argument to be a file
Status: NEW
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core
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: P5 enhancement
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Assigned To: Wayne Davison
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Reported: 2011-11-10 05:05 UTC by Andrew Pimlott
Modified: 2011-11-10 05:05 UTC (History)
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Description Andrew Pimlott 2011-11-10 05:05:56 UTC
If I pass a file as --link-dest, rsync complains "--link-dest arg is not a dir".  But this makes perfect sense and would be useful:

  rsync -a --link-dest=prevfile srcfile dstfile

See also http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7100900/rsync-link-dest-option-for-single-file