Opened 19 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#2353 closed Feature request

rsync support

Reported by: bagadat Owned by: Alexander Schuch
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: bagadat, Alexander Schuch, loqui, tehmul
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your software is awesome... but i would love to request
a feature that i believe would be very useful....

i believe filezilla should also support rsync protocol...
the only reference i found to it is from #755621...

another thing that could be really nice is to have
filezilla working on mac os x... its just a thought...


Change History (3)

comment:1 by loqui, 18 years ago

I agree. Rsync can synchronize a server directory with the
local copy by calculating and uploading only the minimal
bytes that were changed. It also works within single
files, e.g. if a .zip archive has been updated, or if the
server's file has some corrupted bytes, then rsync can
upload the minimal differences to correct the server's
copy. Of course, the same algorithm can be used when
downloading files.

The bandwidth savings are so extreme that it's difficult to
understand why this concept was never incorporated into the
FTP protocol. There are no good GUI clients for rsync, so
FileZilla support might significantly improve its

comment:2 by tehmul, 17 years ago

+1 on the rsync - that would be really neat.

comment:3 by Alexander Schuch, 16 years ago

rsync support has been requested already, deleting this RFE. Please see the following item for details:
[ 755621 ] rsync capability would be fantastic

Furthermore, FileZilla 3 is multi-platform and runs on Windows, Unix and MacOS X. For the next time, please do not file a feature request if there is a request about the feature already. And please only propose one feature per request. Thanks alot!

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