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sy-status(1) General Commands Manual sy-status(1)


sy-status - list new and changed files in local Syncany folder


sy status [-f | --force-checksum] [-D | --no-delete]


This command compares the local file tree on the disk with the local database and detects local changes. These changes are printed to the console.

Local changes are detected using the last modified date and the file size of a file. If they match the local database, the command assumes that the content has not changed (no checksum comparison). If -f is enabled, the checksum is additionally compared.

This command is used by the ´up´ command to detect local changes.


-f, --force-checksum
Enforces this command to compare files by checksum, not by file size and last modified date only. This option is particularly useful if files are modified in-place very often (last modified date and size do not change). For large local folders, this option can tremendously decrease the performance of this command and increase I/O significantly.

-D, --no-delete

With this option, this command will not list locally deleted files. If used with the ´up´ command, these changes will not be uploaded.


Syncany 0.4.9-alpha, Distributed under GPLv3, Copyright (c) 2011-2015 Philipp C. Heckel