What is the parameter -logDtpre.iLsfx or -vlogDtpre.iLsfx or -vvlogDtpre.iLsfx used for with rsync?

Here's an example of where I've seen this used:

rsync --server --sender -vvlogDtpre.iLsfx
  • Are you sure there shouldn't a space in there somewhere? (Please edit your question if so) – roaima Nov 4 '15 at 12:32
  • @roaima, I'm sure there shouldn't be a space. This is example: rsync --server --sender -vvlogDtpre.iLsfx – Nolias Nov 5 '15 at 10:25

This is a collection of single-letter parameters (see the man page for rsync) along with the necessary extras to instruct rsync to run in stream-based server mode. Typically this is the server-side invocation for rsync over ssh.

Quoting from the man page

The options --server and --sender are used internally by rsync, and should never be typed by a user under normal circumstances. Some awareness of these options may be needed in certain scenarios, such as when setting up a login that can only run an rsync command [...]

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