using rsync to get filestats

Matt McCutchen matt at
Sun Oct 19 01:00:59 GMT 2008

On Sat, 2008-10-18 at 20:55 -0400, Mag Gam wrote:
> Thanks Matt. I suppose I could use rsync to know how big a directory
> is then...right?
> rsync --progress -avzL -n /source /foo
> That should give me the total number of bytes to transfer

That will work, but --progress seems to be pointless on a dry run, and
you might like to pass --stats to get some additional information.


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