Rsync and cvs: referring to another file ?

Marc Espie espie at
Thu Sep 27 21:01:32 EST 2001

There's a feature that could speed up time.
Could it be possible to create a `file mapping feature' ?

Namely, if a file to be rsync'ed doesn't exist on the 
receiving side, give a rule to try to obtain a file that
should be very similar, and try to use that file to obtain
the checksums.

Assuming the use of --delete-after, this could be useful to
speed up the synchronization of cvs repositories, where files
tend to move between the Attic/ and the main directory....

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