Force delta transfers on rsync?

Wayne Davison wayned at
Fri Jul 4 22:22:36 GMT 2008

On Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 02:59:20PM -0400, Brian Lindholm wrote:
> it would be even better if it only rewrote the portions of large files
> that had actually changed instead of resending the entire file.

You can use --no-whole-file with --inplace (since rsync's default update
method is to write out a new file and rename it into place).  You might
also use --append for things like log files if you're SURE that data has
only been appended (and be sure to limit that copy to just what you want
to update via appending).


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