File changed during save....

Tony Abernethy tony at
Sun Sep 16 22:21:28 GMT 2007

devzero at wrote:
> > Note that back-to-back rsyncs make the window of opportunity much
> > much smaller for things to change during transit.
> yes, but it still leaves room for corrupted transfers nobody 
> would probably know about !?
With UNIX file semantics,
Loop until nothing is transferred  -- might be infinite.

With WINDOWS file semantics,
all bets are off. 
Seems that mtime and filesize are stored
long before the new contents are actually written.

What you can actually get away with depends on the exact nature
of the contents of a file as it gets changed.

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