I'm copying some files locally from one directory to another using
rsync, the options I'm using are
-P gives me a progress bar, and tells me how many transfers are left, such as
(xfer#34171, to-check=851/35759). however that 35759 wasn't always there. It started off at about 10000 and then went up every now and then as rsync was copying other files.
This is less than ideal. I'd like to know from the start how many files are to be copied. Is there some way to force this in rsync?