What is rsync?

What is rsync?

Rsync is a free utility for Unix and Linux used to synchronize files and directories between two systems.


Rsync is a free Unix and Linux application used for the synchronization of files and directories between systems. It is generally accepted to function as a quick and reliable method of providing offsite backups or mirroring web sites.

Basic function

Rsync uses minimal resources, only transferring the bits from changed files, rather than entire files. Available on most Linux systems by default, rsync preserves all links, file ownership, and permissions.

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