[Techtalk] backing up to vfat

John Clarke johnc+linuxchix at kirriwa.net
Mon Nov 30 20:10:23 UTC 2015

On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 11:19:39PM +1000, Miriam English wrote:

> Does anybody know of a command that would  work the way I want for vfat?

You could try rsync's --modify-window option:

        When comparing two timestamps, rsync treats the timestamps as
        being equal if they differ by no more than the modify-window
        value.  This is normally 0 (for an exact match), but you may
        find it useful to set this to a larger value in some situations.
        In particular, when transferring to or from an MS  Windows FAT
        filesystem (which represents times with a 2-second resolution),
        --modify-window=1 is useful (allowing times to differ by up to
        1 second).

- John

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