[clug] Rsync from windows

Michael Carden crash at michaelcarden.net
Mon Jan 2 07:47:14 GMT 2006

On Mon, 2 Jan 2006 05:30 pm, Steve Jenkin wrote:
> Could anyone confirm for me that the only 'rsync' for windows versions
> is from 'cygwin'??

Is there a reason *not* to use the cygwin rsync? Okay, other than the obvious 
that a cygwin installation can be large and slow to pull down over a slow 
link, but I feel it's worth it. I plonk cygwin on any Win box that I use and 
I find it surprisingly useful. For example I can let the Win scheduler back 
up my work desktop box to somewhere else on the totally Win network every 
lunchtime via rsync. It's way cool for making (some) Win admins wonder how 
you moved so much data so fast...

You could do a bare minimum cygwin with pretty much just rsync, but I think 
you'd feel better adding stuff like ssh and maybe an editor or two.

I'm greedy. I let cygwin pull down everything so i can pretend I'm using a 
Debian box when I open that green screen terminal. ;-)


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