why are these files being transfered

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Sun Jun 1 01:41:13 EST 2003

On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 08:02:11PM -0700, Harry Putnam wrote:
> Why are they being transferred?

Undoubtedly because their timestamps are different.  Only files that
have identical size and timestamp are considered to be identical in an
rsync transfer (unless you use -c).  In the case of having identical
files with different timestamps, rsync will transfer just the checksum
data to determine that the files are indeed identical, and move into
place a file with an identical timestamp (which looks just like the
files are being transferred, but no actual file-data gets sent).


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