rsycnc copies all files

Wayne Davison wayned at
Fri Jun 18 00:37:25 GMT 2004

On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 09:51:42PM +0100, Gareth wrote:
> I notice that appends to text files results in the whole file being
> transferred (as recorded by 'Total bytes written') rather than just
> the 9 characters I append to the file.

I assume you're doing a local-only transfer, which defaults to
--whole-file (which is more efficient on the disks than trying to
figure out what the differences would be).  If you want to force
the rsync algorithm to be used, specify --no-whole-file.


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