zsync - An rsync like transfer software over http

Distribution: ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository: Autoimports i586
Package name: zsync
Package version: 0.6.2
Package release: alt1_6
Package architecture: i586
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 183.36 KB
Download size: 183.36 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.altlinux.org
zsync is a file transfer program. It allows you to download a file from a remote web server, where you have a copy of an older version of the file on your computer already. zsync downloads only the new parts of the file. It uses the same algorithm as rsync. zsync does not require any special server software or a shell account on the remote system (rsync, in comparison, requires that you have an rsh or ssh account, or that the remote system runs rsyncd). Instead, it uses a control file - a .zsync file - that describes the file to be downloaded and enables zsync to work out which blocks it needs. This file can be created by the admin of the web server hosting the download, and placed alongside the file to download - it is generated once, then any downloaders with zsync can use it.



  • zsync = 0.6.2-alt1_6


    Install Howto

    1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
      rpm [Sisyphus] http://ftp.altlinux.org/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/autoimports/Sisyphus i586 autoimports
      rpm [Sisyphus] http://ftp.altlinux.org/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/autoimports/Sisyphus noarch autoimports
    2. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    3. Install zsync rpm package:
      # sudo apt-get install zsync


    • /usr/bin/zsync
    • /usr/bin/zsyncmake
    • /usr/share/doc/zsync-0.6.2/NEWS
    • /usr/share/doc/zsync-0.6.2/README
    • /usr/share/man/man1/zsync.1.xz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/zsyncmake.1.xz