Rsync mirroring interacting with compression
pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Thu Nov 28 11:34:30 EST 2002
On Thu, 28 Nov 2002, Michael James wrote:
> 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?
Patches have gone into gzip over the last couple of years to (I think)
reset the string tables at regular intervals. This means that the effects
of a change in one part of the source file will peter out.
> Is there a more rsync-friendly compression available?
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