rsync based on checksum only

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at
Thu Jul 5 11:10:03 MDT 2012

On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 09:26:05AM -0700, Yan Seiner wrote:
> Is it possible to tell rsync *not* to use file names, date stamps, etc and
> only use the checksum for deciding if a file is the same?
> the remote machine "normalizes" a set of file names to remove all
> punctuation marks and forces all file names to lower case.  The files
> themselves are unchanged.
> --checksum looks promising but it does not say anything about file names:
> -c, --checksum              Skip based on checksum, not mod-time & size
> Can this be done?

Does --fuzzy help at all?


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