Difference between Rclone and Rsync when syncing to the Local Filesystem?

I found this documentation: https://rclone.org/local/

And this forum question: Why rsync for local sync?

Still no response.

What’s the difference between the two?

Why does Rclone support the local file system if that is already offered by Rsync?

They are very similar at heart, however rsync supports sending binary diffs which rclone doesn’t, and rclone supports a whole range of cloud providers which rsync doesn’t.

Rclone copies between remotes. If there wasnt a local “remote” then it couldn’t copy files off your disk. Being able to copy local -> local is a side effect of that.


Now it’s clear. Thanks! :slight_smile:

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