how to tell what files changed?

Erik Neumann erikn at
Wed Apr 5 03:25:40 GMT 2006

Hey thanks, I did see that in the docs but the -i --itemize-changes  
option doesn't exist in the version of rsync I'm using (the default  
version for Mac OS X 10.4.6)

rsync  version 2.6.3  protocol version 28
Copyright (C) 1996-2004 by Andrew Tridgell and others
Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks,  
               inplace, IPv6, 32-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums

I've seen that Apple has listed a change to rsync recently, so  
perhaps their version is a bit non-standard?  Or did the -i option  
come after rsync 2.6.3?   Can I upgrade to rsync 2.6.7 on my own, or  
do I need to wait on Apple?

Perhaps I should try rsyncX?

Thanks for any tips...


On Apr 4, 2006, at 7:42 PM, Matt McCutchen wrote:

> On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 13:47 -0700, Erik Neumann wrote:
>> what files /directories were copied across
>> what files/ directories were deleted
> The -i, --itemize-changes option is just for you!  It will give you
> output like this:
> .d..t.... ./ [mtime changed, probably because things were created]
> cd+++++++ new-dir/
>> f+++++++ new-dir/new-file
>> updated-file
> .f...p... only-the-permissions-changed
> *deleting goner
> -- 
> Matt McCutchen
> hashproduct at

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