[Techtalk] backing up to vfat

Miriam English mim at miriam-english.org
Mon Nov 30 21:47:05 UTC 2015

Cool. Thanks John.

On 01/12/15 06:10, John Clarke wrote:
> 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:
>      --modify-window
>          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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