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RSync for Windows


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 4/1/2015.

Rsync uses a delta-transfer algorithm which provides a very fast method for bringing remote files into sync. It does this by sending just the differences in the files across the link, without requiring that both sets of files are present at one of the ends of the link beforehand. At first glance this may seem impossible because the calculation of diffs between two files normally requires local access to both files.

This packages provides rsync.exe, ssh.exe, and ssh-keygen.exe.

To install RSync for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install rsync --version 5.4.1

To upgrade RSync for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade rsync --version 5.4.1


  • tools\bins.ps1 Show
    function New-IgnoreBin {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
        [ValidateScript({ Test-Path $_ })]
        [string] $Name
      $Name = Resolve-Path $Name
      New-Item "$Name.ignore" -Type "File" -Force | Out-Null
    function New-GuiBin {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
        [ValidateScript({ Test-Path $_ })]
        [string] $Name
      $Name = Resolve-Path $Name
      New-Item "$Name.gui" -Type "File" -Force | Out-Null
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $id  = "rsync"
    $url = ""
    $tools   = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $content = Join-Path (Split-Path $tools) "content"
    $cw_home = Join-Path $content "cwRsync_5.4.1_x86_Free"
    . $tools\bins.ps1
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $id $url $content
    Get-ChildItem $cw_home\*.exe | %{ New-IgnoreBin -Name $_.fullname }
    # This is the only way these exes talk to each other, I've tried everything
    # else, including letting Chocolatey create shims. No luck.
    Install-ChocolateyPath $cw_home "Machine"

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Software Author(s)

  • itefix


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
cwRsync (Free Edition) 5854 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 2623 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 10606 Wednesday, May 18, 2016 approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 5.5.0 512 Friday, April 22, 2016 approved
RSync for Windows 1632 Monday, August 31, 2015 approved
RSync for Windows 1607 Friday, April 10, 2015 approved
RSync for Windows 5.4.1 537 Monday, March 23, 2015 approved

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