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Downloads of v 5.4.1:


Last Update:

23 Mar 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • itefix


rsync ssh ssh-keygen

RSync for Windows

This is not the latest version of RSync for Windows available.

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5.4.1 | Updated: 23 Mar 2015



Downloads of v 5.4.1:



Software Author(s):

  • itefix

RSync for Windows 5.4.1

This is not the latest version of RSync for Windows available.

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Unknown

Verification Testing Unknown

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install RSync for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade RSync for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall RSync for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade rsync -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'5.4.1'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade rsync -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'5.4.1'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install rsync
    name: rsync
    version: '5.4.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'rsync' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.4.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller rsync
    Name     = "rsync"
    Version  = "5.4.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'rsync':
  ensure   => '5.4.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 01 Apr 2015.


Rsync uses a delta-transfer algorithm which provides a very fast method for bringing remote files into sync. It does this by sending just the differences in the files across the link, without requiring that both sets of files are present at one of the ends of the link beforehand. At first glance this may seem impossible because the calculation of diffs between two files normally requires local access to both files.

This packages provides rsync.exe, ssh.exe, and ssh-keygen.exe.

function New-IgnoreBin {
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [ValidateScript({ Test-Path $_ })]
    [string] $Name

  $Name = Resolve-Path $Name

  New-Item "$Name.ignore" -Type "File" -Force | Out-Null

function New-GuiBin {
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [ValidateScript({ Test-Path $_ })]
    [string] $Name

  $Name = Resolve-Path $Name

  New-Item "$Name.gui" -Type "File" -Force | Out-Null
$id  = "rsync"
$url = ""

$tools   = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$content = Join-Path (Split-Path $tools) "content"
$cw_home = Join-Path $content "cwRsync_5.4.1_x86_Free"

. $tools\bins.ps1

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $id $url $content

Get-ChildItem $cw_home\*.exe | %{ New-IgnoreBin -Name $_.fullname }

# This is the only way these exes talk to each other, I've tried everything
# else, including letting Chocolatey create shims. No luck.
Install-ChocolateyPath $cw_home "Machine"

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
cwRsync (Free Edition) 6.2.9 6323 Wednesday, July 5, 2023 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 6.2.8 14613 Sunday, February 5, 2023 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 6.2.7 9762 Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 6.2.5 8036 Thursday, August 18, 2022 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 6.2.4 37839 Thursday, November 18, 2021 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 6.2.3 12338 Monday, October 4, 2021 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 6.2.2 4696 Sunday, September 19, 2021 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 6.2.1 35530 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 6.2.0 111 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 36713 Monday, February 4, 2019 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 6203 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 2914 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 10812 Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 5.5.0 785 Friday, April 22, 2016 Approved
RSync for Windows 1850 Monday, August 31, 2015 Approved
RSync for Windows 2631 Friday, April 10, 2015 Approved
RSync for Windows 5.4.1 783 Monday, March 23, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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