Anyone tried windows binaries from

Jim Salter jsalter at
Fri Sep 26 01:05:02 EST 2003

I'm not entirely sure what that site's reason for existence is.  It says it
requires cygwin, and cygwin already comes pre-packaged with rsync, so ...?

As to whether the version of rsync that is packaged with Cygwin is "okay":
some people on this list have had problems with rsync under cygwin hanging
and not exiting properly.  I personally have not had any problems with it at
all (knock on wood) although the combo of rsync and OpenSSH does seem to be
far more of a CPU hog under cygwin than under a real *nix OS.

Jim Salter
JRS Systems

----- Original Message -----
From: "Piotr Krukowiecki" <piotr at>
To: <rsync at>
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 10:48 AM
Subject: Anyone tried windows binaries from

> [I'm not subscribed to this list, please CC me on replies]
> Hi,
> well, the topic says it all ;)
> I want to know if it's safe to use them (yes, i know it's not safe,
> but if someone says 'they fucked my computer' i will know i can't use
> them. If noone says anything i will find someone to test them ;))
> Thanks.
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