Musing on: Detect renamed files and handle by renaming instead of delete/re-send

Andrew Gideon c172driver99820 at
Thu Mar 3 15:48:09 GMT 2005

samba-bugs at wrote:

> I'll leave this open for now as a suggestion for a more extensive rename
> detector.

Is there some philosophical or practical reason why rsync cannot use some
persistent external database to map remote inodes to local inodes?  Having
that information persist would make such a detector relatively
straightforward, I believe.

 - Andrew

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