Growing file

Wayne Davison wayned at
Fri Jul 16 19:51:01 GMT 2004

On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 03:21:05PM -0400, Sameer Kamat wrote:
> What would be the expected behaviour of rsync, synchronizing a file
> that is changing in size.

For a growing file, it would send however much data was in the file when
rsync checked its size.  (For a shrinking file, the version of rsync in
CVS would notice that it didn't read all the data it expected and it
would skip the file.)

Of course, running rsync again would update whatever data had changed
since the last transfer.


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