Rsync sincronize complete file and not the changes

Wojtek.Pilorz wpilorz at
Fri Nov 25 14:50:28 GMT 2005

On Fri, 25 Nov 2005, MANUEL CANSECO GARCIA wrote:

> Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 15:11:18 +0100
> To: rsync at
> Subject: Rsync sincronize complete file and not the changes
> Hi,
> i have probed rsync for sinchronize files beetwen windows 2000 Server
> and Linux server.

You need rsync on both sides, e.g. deamon on the server.
When you have rsync on one side only, how could it know, what is the contents
of the file without reading its all bytes?

> I have mounted the windows directory with samba and i have executed
> rsync with -avr parameters to sinchronize the files.
> After sinchronization i have opened one file but i didn't made any
> change but openned date of the file.
> I have relaunched sinchronization and the file is completely
> sinchronized and not only the changes in the date...i haved changed one
> character in the file too (the file is a txt file), and it has
> completely synchronized  too....what's the problem? Help Me plz


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