--append option description in manpage confusing

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 13:21:42 GMT 2007

On 8/2/07, Paul Slootman <paul at debian.org> wrote:
> > Oddly, rsync does checksum the existing data.  At first I thought this
> Only after the transfer is complete, no? Not during, as it does
> normally.

Yes, during.  Note the big "if (append_mode > 0)" block in match_sums
in match.c .  It's much as if the first token of the file transfer
were a matched data token for the entire basis file.


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