discussing a "reverse rsync algorithm"

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at gmail.com
Fri May 19 22:37:03 GMT 2006

Note: the reverse rsync algorithm with cached checksums is essentially
what zsync uses.  Zsync may be found here:

I like the flexibility of rsync, but I also like zsync's reversed
algorithm.  I would love to see the two programs merged into an rsync
that uses .zsync files and the reversed algorithm when the source is a
http:// address.  Thoughts?

Matt McCutchen

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