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Clarify rsync reference in documentation #13

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benmccann opened this Issue Nov 2, 2012 · 1 comment

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It says "Works like rsync", but I don't think it actually does work very much like rsync. With rsync, if I take a 100GB file and modify a single byte, then only a small portion of the file will be transferred. I believe that with this script the entire 100GB will be transferred. Maybe it'd be better to just leave it at "only changed/new files are uploaded" and remove the rsync reference. I had to read through the source to see that it doesn't actually do rolling checksums and partial transfers.

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CrackerJackMack commented Nov 2, 2012

You are very correct that it doesn't support partial transfers and to someone who knows how rsync delta-transfers work this is very misleading.

What if it said "Works like rsync --whole-file" instead?

Edit: Nevermind, I'll just detail how it works so there is no confusion.

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