rsync -rcv printing out filenames when content identical

Mikolaj Kucharski mikolaj at
Wed Jan 26 14:06:35 MST 2011

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 12:48:42PM +0100, Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Wed 26 Jan 2011, Mikolaj Kucharski wrote:
> > 
> > both folders. I run always rsync -n -rcv --delete backup/ mail/ and
> > rsync randomly repors that Jira should be synced or not if I run this
> > command five times in a row in 1 second interval.
> Use -i to show what attributes rsync thinks are different, leading to
> the sync.

Cool. Thanks for that Paul.

	rsync -v -n -rc --delete -i backup/ mail/


	> means that a file is being transferred to the local host (received)
	f for a file
	c means either that a regular file has a different checksum
	T means that the modification time will be set to the transfer time,
	  which happens when a file/symlink/device is updated without --times

Is it possible that rsync(1) can compute different checksum once in a
while for a file?

Can I see somehow checksum for each file computed by rsync(1)?

best regards

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