skipping growing files?
John P. Speno
jpspeno at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 14:26:34 GMT 2006
Is there a way to instruct rsync to ignore a file that is currently
growing in size? For example, a file is currently being uploaded to
the source machine while another client is using rsync to pull down
files. Can rsync detect and skip said file instead of copying
whatever is there already?
I suppose a -mtime like feature would also solve this problem for me
in that the client could specify a mtime option to force rsync to
ignore files that were changed within the last minute or so. And I
suppose one could also solve this using the find command on the
soruce machine and --files-from in the client rsync.
(And yes, there's probably a non rsync, even non technical solution
to my real problem, but I'm still thinking on it.)
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