GZIP, ZIP, ISO, RPM files and rsync, tar, cpio

2003-08-28 Thread Jacobus Erasmus
I noticed with rsync and compressed files or package files the transfer efficiency drops considerably. Eg. rsync an ISO image of a distribution will give you between 30% and 60% of the original transfer although from Beta1-Beta2 the change could not have been that great. The same thing happens

Re: rsync silently changes special files to regular ones!

2003-08-28 Thread Clemens Fischer
* jw schultz: On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 05:22:39PM +1000, Martin Pool wrote: On Sun, 24 Aug 2003 16:44:15 +0200 clemens fischer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: rsync should error exit or message the user when used on special files! No, I don't think so. At the most I could stretch to giving a