rsync huge tar files

Harald Dunkel harald at
Wed Feb 9 07:32:03 GMT 2005

Chris Shoemaker wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 08, 2005 at 11:35:51AM -0700, Tim Conway wrote:
>>If it is, as you say, uncompressed, rsync will work on it as-is, finding 
>>and sending the changes.
> That was exactly my first thought, but I think he was meaning to say
> that the file's contents were 2GB when uncompressed, not that the file
> itself was not compressed.  At least, that's the only way his email
> makes sense to me.

Yes. Sorry, but English is not my mother's language. Sometimes
I don't find the right words.

The 'gzip --rsyncable' was exactly what I was looking for.



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