[PATCH] Inplace option for rsync

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Mon Sep 13 19:14:46 GMT 2004

On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 09:31:02AM -0700, Raghu Kulkarni wrote:
> However, even on a retransfer, the earlier partially transferred file
> is not fixed, although the client appears to think the transfer has
> completed successfully.

Do you mean the file does not transfer again (meaning that rsync thinks
the files are the same based on timestamp and size) or that rsync
transmits the file on the next run, but it doesn't update correctly?
The first shouldn't happen unless the source file got modified exactly
when the destination file was being written (in which case you'd need to
use -c to tell rsync to check if it is really different or not).  The
latter would indicate a serious bug, but one that has nothing to do with
the transfer being interrupted (since a transfer is a transfer).  If you
have seen the latter problem, please preserve both the source and
destination file and either (if possible) make them available to me for
testing or keep them around to facilitate future testing.


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