Some files always copied to W2K system

Frank McNamara frank_abacus at
Tue Jun 11 02:58:02 EST 2002

I am copying from a rsync --daemon
(have tried from both W2K/cygwin & Linux daemons) to a W2K machine.

Some files get copied every time even though they haven't been touched
since the last copy. I have experimented and deturmined that the file
size seems to be important. If the file is between 926 & 933 bytes
long it will always be copied!! Other sizes and possibly other aspects of 
the files are causing this as well. I'm using

  rsync -avz otherend::something somewherelocal

The same file from the same server into a Linux machine behaves
exactly as it should (i.e. copied the first time only unless changed)

uname -a on the W2K gives:
CYGWIN_NT-5.0 FRANKNT-2 1.3.4(0.47/3/2) 2001-11-05 16:15 i686 unknown

and rsync --version
rsync  version 2.5.5  protocol version 26
Copyright (C) 1996-2002 by Andrew Tridgell and others
Capabilities: 32-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles,
              no IPv6, 32-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums

rsync comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.  This is free software, and you
are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.  See the GNU
General Public Licence for details.

As far as I can see all files are updated, so nothing is lost, but it is 
wasting bandwidth which is one of the great things about rsync!

Anyone seen this before? Anyone know if there are fixes for it?

Frank McNamara
MCH Konsulting Sweden
frank at

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