New options are usually handled by just letting the remote side fail when it doesn't understand the option, as you're doing. Perhaps you just shouldn't include it with -a.
At a minimum, you'd need to update the rsync.yo and rsync.1 versions of the man page before it could be accepted. - Dave Dykstra On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 07:12:47PM +0100, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Hi, > > I've changed rsync to support the BSD change file flags. However, this > raises some compatibility problems, especially when including it with > the -a option. If the remote host does not understand the new option > for updating file flags, the user gets an error message about an > unknown option. How should I handle this? > > If you'd like to look at the patch (and preferably integrate it with the > main source ;)) you can get it at http://www.progtech.net/rsync.flags-patch > All comments are welcome, but please CC me directly as I'm not on the list. > > Thanks and bye, > Rolf > > -- > To unsubscribe or change options: http://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/rsync > Before posting, read: http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html -- To unsubscribe or change options: http://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/rsync Before posting, read: http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html