Standalone rsync for Win98?

David Starks-Browning starksb at
Wed Jul 10 03:56:02 EST 2002

On Wednesday 10 Jul 02, David E. Weekly writes:
> David,
> Thank you for your reply.
> Let me clarify my original post. We are indeed using Cygwin, but an older
> version, as recent builds of Cygwin take obscenely long to do simple
> operations like "rm", "touch", "cp", or "tar" (when uncompressing) on
> Windows 2000 using NTFS. Consequently, we've stuck with older versions of
> Cygwin that seem to be much faster (>10x!) at these operations. It is for
> this reason we have not upgraded Cygwin.

OK, but maybe the slowdown is acceptable on Win98, where at the moment
you have no working rsync at all.

> Is there a particular reason why there is no standalone rsync for Windows?

If by "standalone" you mean a native Windows version, then it doesn't
exist because nobody has written it.  Have a go!


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