rsync not updating files even with checksum flag

Wayne Davison wayned at
Mon Nov 20 16:15:11 GMT 2006

On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 02:36:58PM -0600, Mark Osborne wrote:
> This wouldn't be a big deal except, subsequent runs of rsync (even
> with -c) fail to overwrite the file. 

The only way this should be able to happen is when both files have
an identical md4 checksum.  This is possible when the files aren't
identical, but should be pretty rare.  You might want to check the
contents of the corrupted file to see how the data differs, as it
might shed some light on what weirdness the samba server is causing.


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