rsync and timestamps of local files

Max Bowsher maxb at
Sun Mar 9 09:16:34 EST 2003

Haisam K. Ido wrote:
> Max Bowsher wrote:
>> Haisam K. Ido wrote:
>>> bob parker wrote:
>>>> 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?
>> There is no such log file.
> Is'nt that inefficient for the network traffic?

Maybe. Depends on the usage scenario.


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