compression of source and target files

Chuck Wolber chuckw at
Fri Sep 21 19:49:54 GMT 2007

On Fri, 21 Sep 2007, Kenneth Simpson wrote:

> Hi - there's a flag for rsync to compress the files in transit - is it 
> possible to compress one side (target) with gzip and have rsync still 
> work correctly?

It'll still work correctly, but compressing a compressed file can actually 
make it slightly bigger and wastes CPU cycles in the process.


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