Bug 9211 - Inconsistency between man page and help
Summary: Inconsistency between man page and help
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.9
Hardware: All All
: P5 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-09-25 13:18 UTC by Michal Luscon (mail bounces back)
Modified: 2013-06-02 20:16 UTC (History)
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patch (1.10 KB, patch)
2012-10-02 09:01 UTC, Michal Luscon (mail bounces back)
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Description Michal Luscon (mail bounces back) 2012-09-25 13:18:32 UTC
Description of problem:
In man, option --copy-devices is not present (compared to help).
In help, option --checksum-seed is not present (compared to man).

You can find proposed patch in attachment.

This report originates from https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=854923 .
Comment 1 Michal Luscon (mail bounces back) 2012-10-02 09:01:22 UTC
Created attachment 7976 [details]
Comment 2 Wayne Davison 2013-06-02 20:16:45 UTC
There is no such option as --copy-devices currently in rsync (there is a patch for that, but it's a crude patch that doesn't update docs in any way).

The --checksum-seed option hasn't been in --help on purpose, since it's a more advanced option that I thought might be best left to the fuller descriptions possible in the manpage.  However, in the interest of making --help more accurate I added it.

Aside:  the rsync.1 file is a generated file, and is not patched (its .yo file should be patched).