Solution For Rsync and Cygwin Daylight Savings Timezone Problems

Martin Sapsed m.sapsed at
Thu Apr 3 00:33:30 EST 2003

jw schultz wrote:
>  [...]

> The impact of this may be minimized by running rsync with
> the --modify-window=3601 command-line option.  This will
> cause rsync to ignore modification time differences of one
> hour will allow rsync jobs to complete in the usual time
> period with a minimal impact on backup integrity.  To get
> back to normal it will be necessary to run rsync with the
> usual modify-window on all files.  This can be done in
> stages.

Am I right in thinking that if you use this option, files will still be 
selected for syncing if the checksums are different, even if the times 
are less than 3601 seconds apart?



Martin Sapsed				
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