Rsync shouldn't display a meaningless speedup on a dry run

Matt McCutchen matt at
Thu Nov 8 00:31:16 GMT 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 00:06 +0000, Wayne Davison committed:
> [...] and the "speedup" value is equivalent to a run where no file
> transfers are needed.

Do you not accept that the speedup printed on a dry run is meaningless?
Come on.  My bank's online bill payment system knows better than to
advertise how much money I would save by doing my bills online (postage,
labor, etc.) assuming I also wouldn't have to pay the actual
balances!  :)


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