Installing ssh and rsync on a Windows machine
RSYNC is a program for copying files between networked computers. It is "special" because if the same file already exists, it copies only the differences between the files, therefore saving network traffic. Thus, you can make a mirror copy of a hard drive, and keep the two copies identical over a modem link.
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There are two ways to approach the installation of rsync and ssh on a Windows PC. If you are interested in a simple, rsync-only, fit-on-a-floppy version, go to my rsync for minimalists page.
If you want to work in a Unix-like environment, compile your own rsync or ssh, and do many other things, you might as well install cygwin properly. Cygwin now includes openssh and rsync as options. This is the best option, but it's hard to do it with less than 30MB. Go to the cygwin home pageand click on the "Install" icon.
Created: 5 January 2000
Updated: 21 April 2001
Maintainer: Robert Scholten, School of Physics, Email: r.scholten at physics.unimelb.edu.au
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