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.
|First released||June 19, 1996|
|Developed by||Andrew Tridgell and Paul Mackerras (original authors)|
|Latest stable version||rsync 3|
Tridgell describes all aspects of rsync in his PhD thesis in 1999.