(fwd from psdasilva@esoterica.pt) rsync: Request for a feature

Joe Batt Joe at soliddesign.net
Mon May 3 12:05:27 GMT 2004

I currently do this with zlibc "Transparently access compressed files."
0.9e.  The files are compressed on the disk, but appear uncompress to
all apps including rsync.


On Sun, 2004-05-02 at 19:55, Martin Pool wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from Paulo da Silva <psdasilva at esoterica.pt> -----
> From: Paulo da Silva <psdasilva at esoterica.pt>
> Subject: rsync: Request for a feature
> Date: Sun, 02 May 2004 17:09:11 +0100
> To: mbp at samba.org
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> Hi.
> 1st. of all thank you for mantaining this very useful program.
> It helps me a lot in a lot of tasks that would be otherwise very
> tedious and time consuming.
> However, I think that a small feature could make it yet more
> powerfull when used as a backup tool.
> The idea was to have a switch so that files could be kept
> compressed at the destination. These compressed files could
> be then restored the same way specifing a switch telling that
> source files are to be uncompressed.
> Files with known extensions (.gz, .zip, ...) should not be
> compressed/uncompressed.
> All files must keep the original names unchanged.
> Ex.
>    export RSYNC_COMPRESSED_EXTS=".gz .zip ..." ;# Extensions from files 
> not to be compressed
> Backup:
>    rsync -av --delete --zip MyDir/ BackupDir
> Restore:
>    rsync -av --delete --unzip BackupDir/ MyDir
> This is only a sugestion. You may find a better solution.
> Thank you.
> Paulo da Silva
> ----- End forwarded message -----

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