Error message when a file moves in the middle

Philip Mak pmak at
Thu Jan 10 03:55:24 EST 2002

I have a nightly cronjob that uses rsync to back up the files on
another machine. Sometimes, I see error messages like this:

send_files failed to open usr/home/setsuna/Maildir/new/ No such file or directory

It seems that the file existed at the moment rsync started, but as it
was running that file (it's a file that stores an e-mail message;
presumably the user retrieved and deleted it) was removed, so rsync
was not able to get it.

Is my assessment correct? Can I make rsync suppress this sort of error
message, so that these messages don't show up in my mailbox?

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