--append option description in manpage confusing

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Thu Aug 2 12:49:20 GMT 2007

On Thu 02 Aug 2007, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On 8/2/07, Paul Slootman <paul at debian.org> wrote:
> > I thought that --append simply meant that in cases where the destination
> > file is shorter, data is simply appended without first checksumming the
> > existing data, but that transfers would otherwise not be affected in any
> > way, i.e. be performed in the usual manner as if --append was not
> > specified. In other words, that --append was simply an optimization
> > hint.

> Oddly, rsync does checksum the existing data.  At first I thought this

Only after the transfer is complete, no? Not during, as it does

Paul Slootman

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