Rsync not requiring a server

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Tue Jun 3 00:03:59 EST 2003

On Fri 30 May 2003, Jurrie Overgoor wrote:
> When you synchronize with rsync, how does rsync tell what part of a
> sourcefile differs from the destination file?

That's described in the documentation, look for things like blocks,
checksums, ...

> Rsync does not require a server for this... Can anyone give me a short
> answer?

Explain what you mean that rsync does not require a server for this...
Of course it does. Perhaps you don't start a server explicitly, in which
case rsync starts one for you.

Paul Slootman

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