Hi, LQ. This is something that's been bugging me for a few years and I finally decided to ask.
I'm copying data from a backup drive back to the original, and while I did exclude some stuff (like *.iso), there's occasionally some huge file that I missed. For example:
1782579200 35% 23.07MB/s 0:01:13 (xfer#38047, to-check=1010/44230)
So now I'm annoyed because, while I know rsync won't transfer files twice, it'll still verify all the files that came before. That process could take another ten minutes before it gets back to where I canceled it. It'd be cool if you could just tell it to skip that file and move onto the next one on-the-fly.
I'm curious to see if anyone else has ever had this happen, and if you do anything about it or just bite the bullet and wait.