compression, built-in or ssh ?

Lapo Luchini lapo at
Sat Oct 18 01:09:11 EST 2003

Donovan Baarda wrote:

>>Any actual reason not to do that?
>rsync can use what I refer to in pysync as "context compression". This
>is where the matching data is compressed even though the matching
>compressed data is not transmitted (because the other end already has
>it). This "primes" the compressor with context information. My tests
>with pysync show that this can improve compression on real-world data by
>20% or more.
I didn't know that =)

In that case, rsync -z is *really* better than ssh -C

Lapo 'Raist' Luchini
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