Rsync for Windows on

Jim Salter jsalter at
Wed Oct 8 04:00:56 EST 2003

> The code is for real and will not kill your machine. I made it available
> as I could not find a Windows executable version when I had a need to
> backup my families PCs. I know Rsync comes as part of Cygwin, but I
> needed an external way to run the Rsync code from an automatic script,
> in the background, without invoking Cygwin. If anyone knows a better way
> of running Rsync to backup a Windows D:\ Drive without a batch, I would
> appreciate the feedback.

I'm a little confused as to what your difficulty was - you can pass a shell
command to cygwin when invoking it; which thus makes it quite possible to
simply batch automate cygwin tasks from the win32 environment.  I've run a
few test rsync backups from a Win2K Pro environment that way myself.


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