File over 2GB using Cygwin

David Bolen db3l at
Sat Feb 23 08:56:49 EST 2002

Martin Pool [mbp at] writes:

> It could be an interesting project to try to build rsync under MSVC++.
> Presumably it can handle large files.  I don't think there's anything
> impossible in principle about it.

Not in principle, but unless you're also going to handle the same fork
emulation and Unix semantics that Cygwin is doing, it's unlikely to be
a weekend project :-)

In theory a native port might use threads and overlapping I/O very
effectively, but I think it would be fairly tough to do without some
significant changes to the existing code.

-- David

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