Re: rsync 10 times slower in Etch than in Sarge!
n Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 12:16:28PM -0500, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> Why issue a 'sync' instead of just unmounting and waiting until the
> thing stops flashing?
sync blocks, so you can tell from the command line when the job is done.
I guess this thread took a turn to USB drives, which would presumably
be local, but the rsync operation might be on a remote system where the
lights aren't visible. For that matter, umount also blocks... I often
use sync before umount, but I suppose it's not really necessary.
Ken Irving, firstname.lastname@example.org