Problems with local rsync on cygwin w2k

Joseph Annino jannino at
Thu Feb 14 09:42:00 EST 2002

I am getting errors when I try and do a dry-run of a local rsync on cygwin
on windows 2000.  Here is an example command line:

/usr/bin/rsync --archive --dry-run --ignore-times --stats --verbose
/cygdrive/d/EarthBulletin/data/ /cygdrive/d/EarthBulletin/data_new/

It fails with the following messages:

rsync: read error: Connection reset by peer
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(151)

Any ideas of what is wrong?  I've tried a few different combinations of

And actually, the reason I am doing the dry run is that local syncing via
rsync on cygwin is pretty slow.  I wanted rsync to just figure out what
needs to be done, and then I'll use perl's File::Copy module which does a
system copy to actually copy the files, hoping this will be faster.  I got
about a gig of stuff to move around, so its a big issue for me.

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