File merging

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Sat Sep 15 11:39:50 EST 2001

On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 07:28:46PM -0800, Britton wrote:
> 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.

Not really. If rsync did fcntl locking on the client/server and the
mail system used the same locking mechanism, you could pull it off.

albert chin (china at

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