an "intelligent" rsync script, dealing with renames

Antony Lesuisse spam-rsync at
Tue Nov 1 17:43:51 GMT 2005

This is a late reply to a thread of Tomasz Chmielewsk

He asked if some workaround existed for rename of big files.

I've made a script (python needed on both sides) that links the guessed
files in the right directory and uses the --fuzzy feature of rsync. It
is used to mirror a 100Gb archive where files are often renamed.

Maybe the algorithm could be included in the main rsync codebase. I
never understood why the --fuzzy feature was restricted to the same

Antony Lesuisse
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