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sr #106399: 1.19 - Confusing documentation regarding options

Submitted by:  Kevin Phair <absurddoctor>
Submitted on:  Tue 10 Jun 2008 11:54:32 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Tue 10 Jun 2008 11:54:32 PM UTC, original submission:  

The synopsis and --usage imply that any of the options falling under the category of 'other options' should be placed just before the source and destination paths.  However, at least with --exclude and --exclude-from, this is incorrect, and the options must be added after the pathnames, or they will not work.

Kevin Phair <absurddoctor>


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