[p4] rsync for Windows

Patrick Bennett patrick.bennett at inin.com
Wed Mar 5 19:30:12 PST 2008


Robocopy is better than Xcopy, but it doesn't come close to rsync in  
performance. Rsync performs binary deltas and only sends the changes.   
The time difference can be orders of magnitude.

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On Mar 5, 2008, at 3:08 PM, "Dix, John" <JDix at medmanagesystems.com>  
wrote:

> Thanks all. I did see that cygwin has one but I run in a Windows
> environment and don't want to use cygwin. I also wanted to spawn this
> from Python so I guess robocopy is the one to use as Greg mentioned...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Wilder [mailto:Dan.Wilder at eng.watchguard.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:08 PM
> To: Dix, John; perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: RE: [p4] rsync for Windows
>
> There's Cygwin.
>
> I've had pretty good luck just pulling the .exe I need, then looking  
> at
> the error message when I try to run it.  Generally it'll complain  
> about
> a missing DLL.  Find that, install, rinse, repeat.  Generally two or
> three DLLs later and the .exe runs fine.
>
> --
> Dan Wilder
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com
> [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Dix, John
> Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:25 AM
> To: perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: [p4] rsync for Windows
>
> Has there been a Windows port of rsync done? I searched and couldn't
> find one so I downloaded the code for the UNIX version. Even though it
> might be an interesting diversion, the thought of doing a UNIX ->
> Windows conversion looks annoying at best. J
>
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