New rsync option checksum-path

Matt McCutchen matt at
Tue Mar 11 00:10:36 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 13:37 -0300, Ruy Exel wrote:
> This is a suggestion for adding to rsync an option "--checksum-path=PROGRAM".
> Once this option is given, provided it is accompained by option
> "--checksum", both the receiving and sending side of rsync would
> compute checksums calling PROGRAM, instead of the usual checksum
> program.

I don't think this option would be useful to enough people to justify
including it in the official rsync (of course, the final decision is
Wayne's), but by all means make your own version of rsync with the
option if it does what you need.  Another approach would be to write a
script that runs the custom checksum program on the source and
destination files, determines which source files need to be copied, and
passes the list to rsync with --files-from .


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