File rename detection?

jw schultz jw at
Wed Jan 28 19:27:36 GMT 2004

On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 09:06:52PM +0300, ??????? ???????? wrote:
> Hello!
> As I was found rsync do not detect file renaming. If I just copy my
> backup.0.tgz (many Mbytes in size having it's md5) to backup.1.tgz
> (which will be equial in size and md5) it will be the same file
> in fact...
> Rsync will delete old file (backup.0.tgz) on the receiving side and
> download new one (backup.1.tgz). I do not think there are any
> difficulties to detect this situation and follow the natural way:
> just rename the file on the receiving side.
> Am I right?

Reliably detecting renamed files in a manner that rsync can
act on it is very difficult.

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