rsync based on checksum only

Yan Seiner yan at
Thu Jul 5 12:30:14 MDT 2012

On Thu, July 5, 2012 10:10 am, Lars Ellenberg wrote:
> 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?

Apparently not.

rsync --fuzzy --checksum
rsync --fuzzy
rsync --checksum

all still want to copy dupes that only differ by upper/lower case...

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