content of file

Mag Gam magawake at
Sun Aug 30 12:53:12 MDT 2009

Basically, I am trying to read a file on the network without taking up
all of my bandwidth. Typically, I rsync the file very slowly with
bwlimits and do a tail -f | grep "foo"

Instead of copying the whole file, I rather use some sort of pipe. thats all

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Matt McCutchen<matt at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-08-27 at 22:57 -0400, Mag Gam wrote:
>> Is it possible to stream the content of a file using rsync to stdout
>> instead of placing it into a file?
> No.  Consider rdiff, which lets you call each of the three steps of the
> delta-transfer algorithm from a script.  Or if you explain your use case
> further, I might have more ideas.
> --
> Matt

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