sync append only file

chuang liu chliu at
Fri Feb 8 02:38:29 GMT 2008

Thanks a lot. Will "--backup --inplace" do the same trick?

On Thu, 7 Feb 2008, Matt McCutchen wrote:

> 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 .)
> Matt

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