File list and find_fuzzy() insights for algo fiddling

Wayne Davison wayned at
Mon Dec 21 10:21:47 MST 2009

On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 11:03 PM, Robert Siemer
<Robert.Siemer at> wrote:
> I thought the latter returns the subset of the current “global” file list
> of the receiver side

There is no such thing.  Since rsync is duplicating the sender's
files, there is only a list of the sender's files in memory except for
some single-directory scanning that the receiving side does.

See the various detect-rename patches for rsync for how to find files
that have moved around.  The patches are mentioned on the download
page of the rsync website.


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