[R] rsync

Erich Neuwirth erich.neuwirth at univie.ac.at
Fri Mar 21 20:35:07 CET 2003

Seth Falcon wrote:

>>I am now downloading r-devel to compile it on windows XP. The CRAN
>>source code page says "you will prefere to use rsync". I am googling 
>>around, and cannot find anything about rsync on windows. 
>You can use rsync on Windows via the Cygwin toolset (see

If you do that and also want to use Brian Ripley's toolkit for compiling,
you might get into trouble because of incompatible versions of

I managed to get a working solution by using rsync from


and putting rsync.exe into the directory with brian's binaries (sed, 
grep, diff ...)
this rsync vversion can work with brian's version of cygwin1.dll.

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