A question about rsync

Tim Conway conway at us.ibm.com
Tue May 18 15:32:33 GMT 2004

That is it.  The destination file is unaffected until rsync completes its 
replacement, then the directory entry is repointed at the new file and the 
reference to the old inode freed.

Tim Conway
Unix System Administration
Contractor - IBM Global Services
conway at us.ibm.com


I really want to know how rsync works.
Once it synchronize a file. Does rscync first create a temporary in the
remote machine first and then rename it? Or it direct write the difference
into the dest-file?

Could you please tell me what will happen to the dest-file when a rsync
process interrupted by some problems(network problem etc ...)?

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