Rsync resource consumption, whilst building a large file list

Paul Slootman paul at
Wed Nov 15 19:55:32 GMT 2006

On Wed 15 Nov 2006, Forrest Aldrich wrote:
> Does rsync build a file tree to a temp file, or is it doing this in memory?

It does it in memory.
However, for less than a few hunderd thousand files it's nothing to
worry about, unless you're doing it on an embedded device or such :-)

Paul Slootman

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