file system parsing question

Matt McCutchen matt at
Wed Dec 17 16:13:15 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-12-15 at 10:21 +0530, Jignesh Shah wrote:
> Could any one tell me rsync start sending the changed file while
> parsing/walking file system or it starts sending one by one after
> complete file system walk completed.

Regular file transfers are interleaved with filesystem scanning in
"incremental recursion" mode, which is supported when both sides are
3.0.0 or newer and certain conflicting options are not in use.  By
default, incremental recursion is used whenever possible; it can be
turned off explicitly with --no-i-r.


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