Rsync mirroring interacting with compression

Christopher Yeoh cyeoh at
Thu Nov 28 10:40:19 EST 2002

At 2002/11/28 10:16+1100  Michael James writes:
> But how does a gz file react to changes in the source.
> Is it likely to change large sections of the compressed file
>  for a small addition to the source, like a hash?
> Is there a more rsync-friendly compression available?

You want Rusty's gzip --rsyncable patch:

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