Renamed files and directories

Jamie Lokier jamie at
Thu Feb 26 17:58:56 GMT 2009

Jamie Lokier wrote:
> David Howe wrote:
> > Jamie Lokier wrote:
> > I am less worried about individual file renames and/or "missing" the
> > opportunity to diff a large file that has been both moved and updated,
> > than having to resync multiple gigs of stuff over a slow link, because
> > some user renamed a directory.
> An approximate match of renamed directories may be possible without
> even statting all the files.  Just look for a similar name tree.  If
> it finds a good match, then it can do the more expensive finer-grained
> checks.

I was meaning to say, if it can be efficient, approximate matching big
renamed directories sounds like another nice idea for uber-rsync someday.
Thanks for the good idea David :-)

-- Jamie

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