benchmarking rsync's -z compression utility

Leaw, Chern Jian chern.jian.leaw at
Sat May 10 19:58:57 EST 2003

Is there a way in which rsync's -z compression (zlib) utility can be

I'm trying to compare the compression ratio between rsync and external
compression tools like gzip and bzip2. 

Are there any advantages to using rsync's internal compression mechanism
specified with the -z option compared to solely applying external
compression i.e. bzip2 to the files and invoking rsync to transfer these
files without the -z option?


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