rsync vs. rcp
va_public <yahoogroups at vikas.mailshell.com>
yahoogroups at vikas.mailshell.com
Thu Feb 20 05:55:47 EST 2003
I got used to rsync's -v --progress option so much that I used it
instead of rcp even to simply copy files across the network. I dont
like software that doesnt talk to me! :-) I like the percentage bar
that --progress gives!
To my surprise, I found that, when dealing with 1GB+ files, rsync is
4-5 _times_ slower than rcp.
Yes, I know that rsync is optimized for sending deltas to a file
across the wire and simply copying a file using rsync is expensive,
but still 4-5 times slower?
Is this to be expected?
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