feature request: restart on timeout

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Thu Oct 2 01:32:55 GMT 2008

On Sun, 2008-09-28 at 19:52 +0200, Tim Newsome wrote:
> I'm currently in Egypt, and my Internet connection goes up and down a
> lot. rsync --partial --timeout is great, especially when combined with a
> little script that checks whether it failed due to timeout, and in that
> case starts the transfer up again. I think it would be a good feature
> for rsync to support itself. Something like:
> --auto-restart
> When a timeout occurs, automatically restart the transfer.

IMO, automatic restarting would be too messy to implement inside rsync.
It could be done by a shell script, which could be distributed with
rsync in the support/ dir.


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