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.

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.

All Checks are Unknown

2 Test of Unknown Status

Validation Testing Unknown

Verification Testing Unknown

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:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade rsync -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [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="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure rsync installed
    name: rsync
    state: present
    version: 5.4.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'rsync' do
  action    :install
  version  '5.4.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: rsync,
    Version: 5.4.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller rsync
   Name     = 'rsync'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '5.4.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'rsync':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '5.4.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install rsync version="5.4.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
cwRsync (Free Edition) 6051 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 2796 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 10703 Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Approved
cwRsync (Free Edition) 5.5.0 632 Friday, April 22, 2016 Approved
RSync for Windows 1742 Monday, August 31, 2015 Approved
RSync for Windows 1834 Friday, April 10, 2015 Approved
RSync for Windows 5.4.1 651 Monday, March 23, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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