rsync +progress +percentage

Wayne Davison wayned at
Tue Nov 30 20:49:06 GMT 2004

On Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 12:43:40PM +0100, David Jacoby wrote:
> The best thing was if there was any way to get it in percentage or
> only a list of how many files its going to transfer before the actual
> transfer starts.

Rsync does not determine how many files are going to be transferred
prior to the transfer, as that would involve an extra pre-transfer
directory scan.  Rsync just knows how many files the sender specified,
and what position it is in this list.  That information is output via
--progress, but it is in a human-oriented format.


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