identical files (MD5 etc) but ST wants to transfer


after scanning, the Out of Sync Items list displays files whose MD5 checksums prove that they are identical at both ends of the sync, yet Syncthing wants to sync it… why ?

thx, Tom.

It might only want to transfer modification time, and other metadata. If the content is already there, it will not transfer the content.

would there be a log entry somewhere? Indicating what Syncthing plans to do with a particular file considered out-of-sync ?

If you enable STTRACE=model, once it hits that file it will probably print taking shortcut. It doesn’t check how the files (and if they are different) until it is actually that files turn.

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