DO NOT REPLY [Bug 4162] Wanted: a mechanism to prevent rsync network compression of compressed files

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Sat Jul 14 19:46:33 GMT 2007

wayned at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED

------- Comment #2 from wayned at  2007-07-14 14:46 CST -------
Rsync was already skipping the list of file suffixes that were listed under the
"dont compress" option in the daemon manpage (even though that wasn't clear
from the docs).

I added a --skip-compress=LIST option that allows the user to specify a list of
file suffixes to not compress.  When this option is specified, it overrides the
default list except when pulling from a daemon, where it is appended to the
daemon's rules.

I also added several suffixes to the default list and made the suffix-matching
code much faster (so that the expanded list will not slow things down).

If anyone has suggestions for more suffixes that should be skipped by default,
let me know.

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