Diff problem

alex loutrbringa' castornightmare at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 17:10:21 GMT 2007

Hi Matt,

thank you for your answer, this is very useful.
When i launch my rsync command with "-i" option, i see all my binary files
like this :
<f..T.... downloads/binaries/binaryv2.cpt.zip
I understood well that "T" means mtime are different even if mtime seems to
be exactly the same
on both servers (assuming that mtime is the time printed by "ls -l"
If i pass the argument --modify-window 2 to the command with a --dry-run, i
have all my files listed with "<f..T.... filename".

Maybe the "f" letter? Do you know what it means ?

Thanks again.

2007/11/18, Matt McCutchen <matt at mattmccutchen.net>:
> On Fri, 2007-11-16 at 16:37 +0100, alex loutrbringa' wrote:
> > Until know i synchronized a few directories full of binaries with
> > "--checksum" options, it took each time a lot
> > of time since rsync "mdsum" each file contained in my directories.
> > Then I decided to skip "--checksum" option to let rsync work only of
> > files size and files mtime and speed up the process but when i launch
> > a dry-run : rsync wants to resynchronize a lot of my files.
> > I don't understand because my 2 remote directories are already exactly
> > the same (same files which have same sizes and same mtime).
> Are you certain that the mtimes are the same?  Pass -i to see why rsync
> wants to retransfer the files; a "t" indicates a difference in mtime.
> If you did ask rsync to preserve mtimes, it may be that the destination
> filesystem has low-resolution mtimes and you need to use
> --modify-window .
> Matt
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