rsync and timestamps of local files

Haisam K. Ido haisam at
Sun Mar 9 06:06:34 EST 2003

bob parker wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Mar 2003 05:45, Haisam K. Ido wrote:
>>thanks Bob.
>>The timestamp relative to the local first prior to any remote diffing.  Is
>>that what you meant?
> I think so. It compares the size and timestamp of your local file with the 
> remote one of the same name of course. If it all matches nothing is done 
> unless you force it.

If it does that then it is not doing what I'm asking about.

I need to know if it checks the local files relative to a local log file that it 
keeps of previous rsyncings. If it finds differences between the local file and the 
log file content will it then and only them perform a diff with the remote file with 
the same name?

> hth
> Bob
>>bob parker wrote:
>>>On Sun, 9 Mar 2003 05:13, Haisam K. Ido wrote:
>>>>Is there a way to make rsync check the local file system for changes in
>>>>the files prior to it performing a diff with the remote site?
>>>My understanding is that it does nothing if your file(s) has the same
>>>timestamp and size. Unless you use the -I ( --ignore-times ) option.

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