Transferring large files using rsync

cbarratt at cbarratt at
Fri Sep 12 16:04:26 EST 2003

jw schultz writes:

> On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 05:43:56PM -0500, Seann Herdejurgen wrote:
> [snip]
> > Is there a way to tell rsync to update files "in place" and not
> > create a temporary file?
> No.  Nor can rsync be modified to do so.

Is that true?  I thought one could readily add an --inplace option that
would restrict the block matching algorithm to only match blocks at the
same or later offset in the file.


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