compare questions

damian lee damianjllee at
Tue Aug 19 11:59:38 EST 2003

Thanks for your answer.

And does It means I can copy the files from the old server,
and use the touch commend to set the modify time.
So the rsync will not have to transfer those files all over again??


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wayne Davison" <wayned at> 
To: "damian lee" <damianjllee at>
Cc: <rsync at>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: compare questions

> On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 11:47:43PM +0800, damian lee wrote:
> > Is the modify date or it has it`s own database ???
> There's no database -- it uses the modify time and the size (by default)
> as a quick check to determine if a file is the same or not.  Keep in
> mind that you must tell rsync to maintain the timestamp (using -t or -a)
> in order for successive copies to be able to use this hint to speed up
> the transfer.
> ..wayne..

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