rsyncing files that might change

Fabian Cenedese Cenedese at
Thu Nov 1 07:13:30 GMT 2007

At 23:09 31.10.2007 -0400, Matt McCutchen wrote:
>On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 10:35 +1000, Franc Carter wrote:
>> If am rsyncing a file and I have the the following sequence of events
>> happen in
>> the same second
>>    1. rsync starts
>>    2. rsync sends some chunk of data to the other end
>>    3 a local process modifies the chunk that has just been sent
>> So, my question - is this case a race condition in which a subsequent 
>> run of rsync may miss that the file has been modified and hence skip
>> it ?
>Unfortunately, yes.

Shouldn't that be caught by the fact that the source file has a new
(or at least different) time stamp now?

bye   Fabi

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