Check to see if there are changes using rsync

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Thu Mar 1 05:43:35 MST 2012

On Thu 01 Mar 2012, Daniel Bolgheroni wrote:
> I'm willing to use -anv (-n for --dry-run) and parse the output. But
> maybe there is an easier way? Maybe some status returned given a
> specific set of parameters?

I'd use -i (itemize changes) instead of -v as that's probably easier to
parse in addition to giving more detailed information.


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