File merging

Martin Pool mbp at
Fri Sep 14 13:30:51 EST 2001

On 13 Sep 2001, Andy Goth <unununium at> wrote:
> I'll avoid simultaneous changes, then, by remembering (or automating) updates 
> before switching computers.  I could probably do this pretty easily as some 
> sort of an eth0-up script.
> > On the other hand, if only one system changes at a time rsync works fine.
> Okay, then, can rsync identify the newer version and copy it to the other 
> system?

Yes, look at the -u option: it only replaces if newer.

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