Error message when a file moves in the middle

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Thu Jan 10 04:17:05 EST 2002

On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 11:55:24AM -0500, Philip Mak wrote:
> 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?

No, you'll have to post-process the output of rsync.

- Dave

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