ignoring file times - but still examining content

Tony Abernethy tony at servacorp.com
Tue May 23 10:25:24 GMT 2006

Assuming the problem is Windows and time zones and daylight savings etc.
man rsync
--modify-window=NUM   compare mod times with reduced accuracy.

Windows still uses the old DOS method of storing times, which can't put 
the value of the seconds into a 32-bin number, so can only represent 
even seconds. (That's the theoretical best it can do)
I think going on or coming off Daylight Savings cause times to go
beserk, generally by an hour (3600 seconds or so)

Guessing, but
should make your life a bit more pleasant.

If your problem is time-zones, laugh, but do the math and ...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rsync-bounces+tony=servacorp.com at lists.samba.org
> [mailto:rsync-bounces+tony=servacorp.com at lists.samba.org]On Behalf Of
> tyko brown
> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 3:52 AM
> To: rsync at lists.samba.org
> Subject: ignoring file times - but still examining content
> Hello.
> I would like to transfer files which have changed on another box.
> The rsync man page says:
> --size-only
>  ..This is useful when starting to use rsync after using another 
> mirroring system which may not preserve timestamps exactly..
> Which is my situation.
> My problem is that the size-only switch (clearly) ignores files 
> with different content, but that have the same size.
> I'd like to ignore timestamps but still examine content.
> How can I do that?
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