rsync compression (-z) and timestamp

Matt McCutchen matt at
Tue Jan 27 14:01:39 GMT 2009

On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 14:49 +0100, Paul Slootman wrote:
> Unfortunately this also happens when the transfer is local and -z
> happens to be passed as an option; the result is that the transfer is
> slowed down significantly without any benefit at all. Rsync should
> perhaps give a warning about the useless use of -z and maybe ignore it?

I don't think rsync should overrule what the user asked for.  -z on a
local transfer may be useful for testing the compression and for
reducing the size of the batch file generated with --write-batch.


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