A command-line file transfer application that helps users to keep remote files in sync
rsync project does its job by sending just the differences in the files across the link, without requiring that both sets of files are present at one of the ends of the link beforehand.
With rsync, users will be able to update entire file systems and directory trees, can use SSH, RSH or direct sockets as the transport, mirroring support via anonymous rsync, and optionally, preserve symbolic links, file ownership, hard links, permissions, times and devices.
rsync requires no special privileges for installation, and its internal pipelining functionality reduces latency for multiple files.
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What's New in This Release:
- OUTPUT CHANGES:
- Output numbers in 3-digit groups by default (e.g. 1,234,567). See the --human-readable option for a way to turn it off. See also the daemon's "log format" parameter and related command-line options (including --out-format) for a modifier that can be used to request digit-grouping or human-readable output in log escapes. (Note that log output is unchanged by default.)
- The --list-only option is now affected by the --human-readable setting. It will display digit groupings by default, and unit suffixes if higher levels of readability are requested. Also, the column width for the size output has increased from 11 to 14 characters when human readability is enabled. Use --no-h to get the old-style output and column size.
- The output of the --progress option has changed: the string "xfer" was shortened to "xfr", and the string "to-check" was shortened to "to-chk", both designed to make room for the (by default) wider display of file size numbers without making the total line-length longer. Also, when incremental recursion is enabled, the string "ir-chk" will be used instead of "to-chk" up until the incremental-recursion scan is done, letting you know that the value to check and the total value will still be increasing as new files are found.