File merging

Britton fsblk at
Fri Sep 14 13:28:46 EST 2001

On Thu, 13 Sep 2001, Andy Goth wrote:

> Can rsync be made to merge files?  For instance, could I synchronize mboxes
> between multiple computers, even though they're all changing?

Not if they are changing simultaneously.  You can't do that at all,
without a distributed filesystem with locking.

On the other hand, if only one system changes at a time rsync works fine.


> I have _serious_ doubts, because I think it would take a diff3, but a friend
> mentioned it, so I had to ask.
> --
> Andy Goth  |  unununium at  |

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