Skip based on checksum not worked as expected when using with complex filter rules.

Hongyi Zhao hongyi.zhao at
Fri Apr 17 22:15:17 MDT 2015

On Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:45:42 -0400, Kevin Korb wrote:

> Hash: SHA1
> So, I am assuming that without --itemize-changes you couldn't tell the
> difference between "I am transferring a file" and "I am fixing the
> timestamp on a file".
> Even if I am right, you are probably still mis-using --checksum.  When
> you use --checksum you force a checksumming of absolutely everything on
> both ends before anything else happens.  Without --checksum a file with
> a wrong timestamp will be delta-xferred.  A delta-xfer is at worst the
> same as a both side checksum.  If you let it delta-xfer files with wrong
> timestamps that is much faster than --checksum since - --checksum wastes
> time checksumming files that can't possibly have a checksum match.

Yes, with `--checksum' is a time-consuming thing ;-(

> Simply put, if you use --checksum without one of --itemize-changes,
> - --link-dest, or --write-batch you are doing something horribly wrong.

So, I think that use the `-niv' combinations and then do the extract as 

awk '/^>f/'

Should enuogh for most cases to check the stuff which are need to be 

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