rsync hashing / collision handling?

Karl O. Pinc kop at
Tue Oct 2 15:22:58 MDT 2012

On 10/02/2012 03:58:04 PM, Andrew Pennebaker wrote:
> Have recent versions of rsync considered using a more robust
> implementation
> of file change monitoring, like Dropbox
> <> does?

The above link says Dropbox does a "binary diff".
How are you proposing to do a binary diff,
which implies a bit-for-bit comparison,
when the 2 copies of the data to be compared
are on different machines?


Karl <kop at>
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