--no-whole-file ineffective

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Fri Nov 21 19:40:47 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-11-21 at 13:56 -0500, Matthew Monaco wrote:
> I've set the --no-whole-file flag on a number of different transfers,
> but it does not appear to do anything.  Even if I change one character
> in a long text file, --progress indicates that the entire size of the
> file has been sent.

--progress really shows the progress of the receiver in /reconstructing/
the source file (regardless of what data comes from the sender or the
old destination file), so it will always show the full file size.  To
see how much data is actually being sent, pass --stats and look at the
"Literal data" statistic.


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