Alternatives to rsync

Franco Fichtner franco at
Fri Oct 14 06:01:19 UTC 2016

> On 14 Oct 2016, at 7:54 AM, Eduardo Morras via freebsd-ports <freebsd-ports at> wrote:
> Sorry for commenting on this reply to Greg to answer Shane Ambler, I
> joined maillist today.
> On Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:26:03 +1100
> Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at> wrote:
>> On Thursday, 13 October 2016 at 18:13:39 +1030, Shane Ambler wrote:
>>> On 13/10/2016 15:09, reko.turja--- via freebsd-ports wrote:
>>>> One of my users is needing rsync like functionality to transfer
>>>> changed contents of some directories between couple of machines.
>>>> As rsync 3 isn't open source, but GPL3 it's out of question in
>>>> order to keep the system untainted.
>>>> The software should be relatively lightweight - no fullblown
>>>> mirroring/backup is needed. Also hints how to achieve similar ends
>>>> using maybe tar/ssh might do.
>>> sysutils/cpdup provides similar functionality to rsync and is bsd
>>> licensed.
> cpdup in ports comes from old matt dillon pages and is version1.18.
> DragonflyBSD has version 1.32 at [1][2] and compiles with low effort on
> FreeBSD.

If there is interest in updating the port we should do it.  I can talk
to Matt, see if he is willing to release an updated portable version
with required build fixes (if any).


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