Rsync sincronize complete file and not the changes

Stephen Allen rsync at
Fri Nov 25 15:07:57 GMT 2005

On Friday, November 25, 2005 2:11 PM
<MCG at> wrote:

> 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

With no rsync server, you're mounting an smb share instead, and both 
source/dest are treated as local (in which case the rsync incremental 
algorithm is not used).  You may want to use the "--no-whole-file" option to 
allow the incremental algorithm.

Steve :)

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