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what does rsync do when an input file changes?

Anybody know OTTOYH how rsync would behave if an input file was changed
while it was doing its thing?  Does it check checksums after syncing a
file?  If it does, does it go back and try again if they don't match?
I'm migrating some huge files over a not-too-fast link, and other users
may write to these files during the rsync operation.  If rsync doesn't
handle this well, any suggestions for something that might?

I've also considered running rsync multiple times, so that on successive
passes it will pick up the changes.  I just hope that the first pass
won't generate inconsistent files on the target side if the file changes
in the middle.

Just thought I'd ask before digging into the code.

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