rsycnc copies all files

Gareth gareth at
Wed Jun 16 21:16:19 GMT 2004

Wayne Davison wrote:

>On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 08:26:33PM +0100, Gareth wrote:
>>I am making an extraordinary claim: rysnc seems to copy all my files, 
>>not just ones that have changed or new files.
>Use either -t (preferred) or -c (slower).  See also -a.
Wayne... Thanks for the reply.

The man pages say -c passes "always checksum" - I thought the whole 
point of rsync was to checksum the differences between source and 
destination files. The many examples / tutorials I've found from 
Googling do not show the use of the -c for rysnc to be effective. (For 

Is the -a option typically used by most users of rsync?

Many thanks


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