The recursive switch

Elliot Wilen ewilen at
Thu Mar 1 12:24:06 MST 2012

Without the -r switch, I believe that rsync will ignore directory trees. Very often, I think rsync is run with -a, which includes -r, so it's easy to miss this fact.

If you want to reduce memory/processor demand, I think that

-r --no-i-r

may help.

On Mar 1, 2012, at 6:29 AM, Colin Raven wrote:

> Google hasn't been a whole lot of help here, so here goes...
> Using the -r switch appears to impose a significant performance hit on low[er] end (embedded) systems, i.e. those without scads of memory, and/or multi-core workstation or server class machines. If you DON'T specify the -r switch, surely rsync won't ignore directory trees - or will it? 
> Warm regards & TIA
> -C
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