"rsync -z" not working as expected under 2.6.8 and 2.6.9?

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at trimble.co.nz
Fri Oct 13 01:49:27 GMT 2006

Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 01:08:54PM +1300, Jason Haar wrote:
>> Looks like rsync "decided" to compress data.gz even though
>> /etc/rsyncd.conf had "*.gz" in it's "dont compress" section...
> That setting only affects files being pulled from an rsync daemon, not
> pushed to one.  It seems that the manpage section for the option was
> written back in the day when an rsync daemon was always read-only,
> because it doesn't mention this restriction at all.  I'll update the
> manpage.

Ahhh! That makes sense.

However, how do you then do the same thing from the client end? I guess
you can't? There's no "--dont-compress" option by the looks of it.

Actually I see now someone earlier commenting about ZLIB stuff. Same
thing I suppose. So rsync client will attempt to compressed already
compressed data...


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