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Add rsync to git bash for windows
@oakgary
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oakgary commented Jul 22, 2021

The link has expired.

A quick google search brings up these sites:

The process should be the same. Download, extract and put the .exe into a directory that is part of your PATH.
Please note that I did not verify above downloads. Use them at your own risk.

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terwer commented Apr 14, 2022

Link no longer works, just search for "rsync" in the official msys2 repo instead: http://repo.msys2.org/msys/x86_64/
The newest version requires two additional packages to make it work: libxxhash and liblz4.
The packages are now compressed with zstd, unpack them inside git bash with zstd -d <package> or use 7zip with ZStandard support: https://github.com/mcmilk/7-Zip-zstd/releases

Thank you @fotcorn for your note, For my case I also need to download the http://repo.msys2.org/msys/x86_64/libzstd-1.4.8-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst. So total of four packages

  1. rsync: http://repo.msys2.org/msys/x86_64/rsync-3.2.3-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst
  2. libxxhash: http://repo.msys2.org/msys/x86_64/libxxhash-0.8.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst
  3. liblzr: http://repo.msys2.org/msys/x86_64/liblz4-1.9.3-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst
  4. libzstd: http://repo.msys2.org/msys/x86_64/libzstd-1.4.8-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst

Copy four libs to the same folder, then use https://github.com/mcmilk/7-Zip-zstd/releases, to extract all of them. After that, copy folder "usr" to "C:\Program Files\Git". And it works

thanks for your good works,it worked!

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