rsync takes a long time to start doing any transfers

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Thu Jul 26 04:28:15 MDT 2012

On Thu 19 Jul 2012, Cary Lewis wrote:

> Rsync doesn't seem to cope with this well - even doing local copies in a
> directory with several thousands of files takes a long time to initiate any
> transferring.
> I though that with version 3, rsync was supposed to start transferring
> before fully testing all of the files in a directory?

Maybe it's busy testing a lot of files before finding any that need
transferring, so you don't see anything happen in the meantime.


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