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Re: tramp (2.1.15); Unclear doc for rsync method

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: tramp (2.1.15); Unclear doc for rsync method
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 20:42:05 +0200
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David Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:

> From the TRAMP info file:
>   `rsync'  --  `ssh' and `rsync'
>        Using the `ssh' command to connect securely to the remote machine
>        and the `rsync' command to transfer files is almost identical to
>        the `scp' method.
>        While `rsync' performs much better than `scp' when transferring
>        files that exist on both hosts, this advantage is lost if the file
>        exists only on one side of the connection.
> That's pretty un-specific.  *Where*, exactly, does the file need to
> exist on both machines in order to get this advantage?

I've never used rsync by myself, and the text is not from me :-)

I would suspect, that it means, that a file which is copied should exist
already on the other host under the same name.

Best regards, Michael.

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