Check to see if there are changes using rsync

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Mar 1 09:35:38 MST 2012

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 4:26 AM, Daniel Bolgheroni <daniel at>wrote:

> Is it possible to use rsync to check if there are changes in the files
> I'm trying to sync, but just to check?

Someone already suggested --itemize-changes, so I'll just mention that if
you want to check file content (to avoid a false-positive match if the
file's size and mtime could possibly match w/o the content being
identical), then you also need --checksum (-c).

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