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Rsync -avx filesize difference, help!


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Hello!

I have been using rsync to backup my project files recently but I noticed that the filesizes are different in finders 'get info' between the source and the copy that was made.

I am using rsync -avx

Is this a known issue?
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I'm not 100% sure what you mean, but:

Are you using Finder's "get info" on a whole folder or just a single file?

If it's a single file, you'll get the size of the file.
If it's a folder, there are some hidden files such as resource forks (DS store or something) that may increase the size of the backup.

Without more information, that is all I can say.

Please tell us how much is the size difference? And are you checking the size of an entire folder or just an individual file?
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What's the difference in file sizes?

More specifically, what's the byte count in terminal (ls -l)?

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