rsync on Windows 2000?

cbarratt at cbarratt at
Sat Aug 2 15:28:31 EST 2003

"John E. Malmberg" writes:

> What is the status of rsync on Windows 2000?
> I was looking to install it on my test system, and the download 
> directory has a readme file that says I need the cygnus gnu-win32 library.
> The link refers me to the index page for cygnus, with no way to get to a 
> download area.  A google search shows many mirrors of the download 
> directory.  All I have checked are completely blank.
> I will confess that I have only been lightly browsing the mailing list 
> traffic, so I may have missed something.

There is a pre-packaged rsync-2.5.6 (with a couple of patches),
together with a minimal set of cygwin libraries at

It also includes cygrunsrv that allows you to run rsyncd as a service.
Follow the "Code" link and download the cygwin-rsyncd zip file.


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