Rsync over windows remote desktop

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at
Sun Sep 2 15:16:38 GMT 2007

On 9/2/07, Lapo Luchini <lapo at> wrote:
> PS: of course in this way rsync can't work his magic, as "reading the
> remote file" to know what has to be sent in fact already send it all
> already, and then it would send the actual differencies, so it could
> possibly be slower than a simple copy, I wonder?

Not much slower.  By default, rsync uses the delta-transfer algorithm
only when the sender and receiver rsync processes are on different
machines.  In this case, both processes are on the local machine and
rsync runs in whole-file mode, which is what you want.


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