Compression level option?

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Fri Dec 14 05:31:57 EST 2001

On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 08:26:31PM -0500, Ron Kelley wrote:
> Does rsync support a user-defined compression level option (similar to
> gzip)?  I have read through the mailing list archive and could not find any
> specific thread which addresses this question.
> I would like to specify a medium level compression option (use more network
> speed and less CPU overhead).  Using gzip, I would use the -6 or -7 level
> option instead of the default -9.  I am trying to find the balance between
> CPU overhead and network speed.
> Any ideas?

The compression library that rsync uses has that capability but rsync does
not currently have any user interface to change the compress level, sorry.
Maybe if somebody submitted a nice clean patch Martin would take it.

- Dave Dykstra

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