Using --link-dest= multiple times - performance?

Matt McCutchen hashproduct at
Wed Aug 22 23:41:37 GMT 2007

On 8/20/07, Nico -telmich- Schottelius <nico-rsync at> wrote:
> In general I think that rsync could either
> - or just do stat() for each file in the source in each directory
>   specified by --link-dest

This is what rsync currently does.*  Thus:

> - How much more memory will rsync use for every --link-dest= parameter?

Just enough memory to store the path of the --link-dest directory.

* And rather naively; see .


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