--files-from standard input

Ming Zhang blackmagic02881 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 19:27:51 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 15:12 -0400, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 14:27 -0400, Ming Zhang wrote:
> > If rsync gets files from standard input, when it starts to process that
> > file, immediately or read until EOF, or somewhere in between?
> > 
> > For example, if a list is generated slowly but continuously and keep
> > feeding to rsync, will rsync wait a very long time before ever handling
> > the first file?
> Rsync reads until EOF because it needs to sort the list before handling
> the (alphabetically) first file.

thx for the quick reply.

any reason why? since beginning to work on file asap sounds more
efficient... especially when the list is generate over the time ...

> Matt

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