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Re: Rsync link-dest not working for a host with the most recent rsync/cygwin 1.7

On Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:08 PM, Steven Monai <> wrote:
>> Since I don't care about the retaining the
>> permissions, and I now have a version of rsync on both sides that
>> allows me to use link-dest without copying permissions I am happy.  If
>> someone wants to continue digging into this further I am still
>> available.
> Thanks in advance for indulging me just a little bit further.
> Could you re-run your Cygwin-1.7 test case with --itemize-changes added
> to the rsync command-line? That should provide a hint at what Debian's
> rsync thinks is different between its existing file copy and Cygwin's
> source file. Also, I would like to see what Cygwin's 'stat' command says
> about the source file on the Windows box.

The output of stat of my testfile on the box with cygwin 1.7 is

stat testfile
  File: `testfile'
  Size: 1048576         Blocks: 1024       IO Block: 65536  regular file
Device: bcdb6416h/3168494614d   Inode: 27303072741079683  Links: 1
Access: (0700/-rwx------)  Uid: (4294967295/ UNKNOWN)   Gid: (  401/mkpasswd)
Access: 2009-10-20 23:37:29.577294700 -0700
Modify: 2009-10-21 00:36:28.000000000 -0700
Change: 2009-10-20 23:37:30.030425500 -0700

Here ( is the output of my rerunning my
tests against the server with cygwin 1.7 with the  --itemize-changes
and -vv rsync options.


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