rsync keeps writing files over

Steven Levine steve53 at
Thu Jun 2 23:21:48 UTC 2016

In <D3762D63.17A7%mcdowellh at>, on 06/02/16
   at 10:42 PM, "McDowell, Blake" <McDowellH at> said:

Hi Blake,

>The storage is just an regular HDD in a mac pro tower. I can t imagine
>why it wouldn t handle timestamps. Also of note - this problem doesn t
>exist for every file, just the vast majority. So, that just makes it more

Are the file systems the same on the source and the destination

Check out


in the help.  If the source and destination file systems have different
timestamp precision, this is the usual solution.

You can also try

  rsync /path-to-foo

where path-to-foo is a directory or file.  This will list the file
timestamps as rsync interprets them.

BTW, what version of rsync are you running?  It might matter.


"Steven Levine" <steve53 at>  Warp/DIY/BlueLion etc.

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