Some files always copied to W2K system

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Tue Jun 11 09:43:02 EST 2002

Does using --modify-window=2 solve your problem?  Some windows filesystems
don't have 1 second granularity timestamps.

- Dave Dykstra

On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 09:53:57AM +0000, Frank McNamara wrote:
> 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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