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Upgrading Rsync on MacOS X

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For some reason Apple ships an ancient version of rsync on MacOS X. I recently had to upgrade my version and it took me a while to figure it out. Here are the steps I came up with.

First, update Homebrew:

brew update

Add the new package source homebrew/dupes

brew tap homebrew/dupes

And finally, install rsync

brew install rsync

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