rsync *Still* Copying All Files?

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Thu Dec 20 09:09:30 EST 2001

On Wed, Dec 19, 2001 at 05:03:51PM -0500, Mack, Daemian wrote:
> > Try "--modify-window 2".  I'm not sure that will work because 
> > it sounds
> > like you're copying between two filesystem types that are the 
> > same, but the
> > option was added to copy between PC filesystems that have a timestamp
> > granularity of 2 seconds and Unix filesystems that have a 
> > granularity of 1
> > second.
> W0000!  That did it!
> Wouldn't you know it'd be the one switch I didn't think to try?

The question is, why does it work?  Are you indeed copying between two NTFS
filesystems, with rsync running under Windows & cygwin on both sides?  I
would have thought that would result in matching timestamps granularity on
both sides so rsync would always end up comparing the same values.

- Dave Dykstra

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