How could be "total transferred file size" more than "total file size" ?

paresh masani masaniparesh at
Tue Jul 28 23:47:34 MDT 2009


Please see below rsync-3.0.6 statistics.

Number of files: 109651
Number of files transferred: 7013
Total file size: 6426699145 bytes
Total transferred file size: 7531020054 bytes
Literal data: 2060328093 bytes
Matched data: 5472534579 bytes
File list size: 3209170
File list generation time: 0.120 seconds
File list transfer time: 0.000 seconds
Total bytes sent: 2073977452
Total bytes received: 35624353
sent 2073977452 bytes  received 35624353 bytes  213576.49 bytes/sec
total size is 6426699145  speedup is 3.05
sent 2073977452 bytes  received 35624354 bytes  total size 6426699145

Could you please tell me how would it be possible that "total transferred
file size" is more than "total file size" ?

Thanks, Paresh
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