Manual Reference Pages - RDIFF (1)
rdiff - compute and apply signature-based file differences
rdiff [options] signature old-file signature-file
rdiff [options] delta signature-file new-file delta-file
rdiff [options] patch basis-file delta-file new-file
You can use rdiff to update files, much like rsync does.
However, unlike rsync, rdiff puts you in control. There
are three steps to updating a file: signature, delta, and
In every case where a filename must be specified, - may be used
instead to mean either standard input or standard output as
appropriate. Be aware that if you do this, youll need to terminate your
options with -- or rdiff will think you are passing it
an empty option.
0 for successful completion, 1 for environmental problems (file not
found, invalid options, IO error, etc), 2 for a corrupt file and 3 for
an internal error or unhandled situation in librsync or rdiff.
Martin Pool <email@example.com>
The original rsync algorithm was discovered by Andrew Tridgell.
rdiff development has been supported by Linuxcare, Inc and VA Linux
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