Fast Cygwin binaries ?

James Knowles jamesk at
Thu Feb 20 03:40:11 EST 2003

I have tried using the Cygwin rsync binaries, but found them so slow as to 
be unusable. After 1-1/2 hours, it was still 100% CPU trying to sync two 
1.6GB files. (It finally finished moving one, but was still thinking about 
the second.) Using scp, it takes less than an hour to move the two files. 
These binaries have big sections that never change, so I would expect better 

I read in the archives that somebody has a faster binary version floating 
around. How might I get ahold of it? (If you have it, would it be possible 
to e-mail me a copy?)



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