Transferring Files to New Ubuntu System

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Tue Nov 25 18:52:24 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 1:44 PM, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 1:40 PM, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at> wrote:
>> Huh.   I can't quite figure out how to 'prove' that it's the default
>> now
> Ooops - missed it in the long man page - from a Hardy box,
> "For  remote  transfers, a modern rsync uses ssh for its
> communications, but it may have been configured to use a different
>       remote shell by default, such as rsh or remsh."
> I can't tell you when that changed.  I wouldn't at all be suprised if
> it's exactly as you say on many Unixes etc...

Hey - that implies that -e rsh would be faster.  I have a couple of
long running rsync jobs that run at night over a VPN anyway.  I wonder
how much they'd speed up if I ran them over rsh instead.  Hmmm.....


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