Which rsync version?

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Thu Aug 2 15:14:18 GMT 2007

On Thu 02 Aug 2007, Charles Marcus wrote:

> >If those files don't have hardlinks (or you're not interested
> >in preserving hardlinks), you can greatly improve performance
> >by trying the 3.0.0 cvs snapshot.
> Which suggests that the current CVS version won't preserve hardlinks?

No, which suggests that when not preserving hardlinks, the CVS version
is much faster (it starts transferring during the building of the file
list, instead of waiting until both ends have generated the file list).
When preserving hardlinks (by passing the -H option as usual) it will
still need to first collect the whole file list.

Paul Slootman

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