Rsync write behaviour / efficiency
paul at debian.org
Mon Mar 7 11:30:06 GMT 2005
On Mon 07 Mar 2005, andy at neotitans.com wrote:
> If, for example, you have a 500MB file (say an ISO) whose modification
> consists solely of a few bytes added on to the beginning of the file.
> Will it create an entirely new 500MB file? Or will it somehow know how to
> insert the bytes at the beginning of the remote file?
Inserting bytes at the beginning of a file can't be done, at least not
on unix-like systems. That can only be done by copying the file.
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