sync append only file

Matt McCutchen matt at
Fri Feb 8 02:19:29 GMT 2008

On Thu, 2008-02-07 at 20:16 -0600, chuang liu wrote:
> I need periodically rsync a bunch of very big files. These files
> are append-only so changes are already at the end of the file.
> Because files are big, I assume it will take some time comparing the first
> part of files. Is there a way that I can tell rsync to sync only the extra
> part at the end of file, and do not compare the first part of files?

The --append option of the current development rsync works the way you
want.  (The option that compares the first parts has been renamed to
--append-verify .)


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