rsync -rcv printing out filenames when content identical

Mikolaj Kucharski mikolaj at
Wed Jan 26 17:45:38 MST 2011

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 09:06:35PM +0000, Mikolaj Kucharski wrote:
> 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/
> 	>fc.T......
> 	> 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)?

At the link below you can find outputs from rsync -vvinrc and rsync
-vvvinrc with --delete option. Strange thing is with -vv Jira is synced
most of the time, but with three `v's (-vvv) I never managed to get in
synced. With -vv and without -i rsync says all emails in Jira are up
to date. Odd.

You can compare outputs. If you would like to request rsync with any
other options I can upload them upon request. Unfortunately I cannot
share my email contents.

best regards

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