rsync most recently modified/created files first?

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Dec 24 10:25:26 MST 2009

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 10:46:15PM -0800, snowc wrote:
> Is it possible for rsync to order the files it sends by create/modify
> time so that it sends the more recent files first?

No, rsync currently only processes files in sorted name order.  See the
--delay-updates option and the support/atomic-rsync script for some of
the updating options that rsync supports, but neither of those changes
the order that the files are transferred.


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