Rsync

Stands for Remote Sync. A free utility for copying and synchronizing files across computer systems via the timestamp and size of these files. It allows to synchronize local and remote data across directories, disks and networks, and also perform data backups.

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First released June 19, 1996
Developed by Andrew Tridgell and Paul Mackerras (original authors)
Latest stable version rsync 3
Open-source Yes

Interesting facts

Tridgell describes all aspects of rsync in his PhD thesis in 1999.

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Development by Synergize.digital

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