rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(620)

jw schultz jw at
Tue Dec 2 20:46:34 EST 2003

On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 05:44:54PM -0500, rsync at wrote:
> I am using rsync to backup Maildir directories. Since it is very active,
> some files are deleted (and some are added as new mail arrive) from the
> time that the list of files are collected and the time of the actual
> operation.
> I have check the mailing list archive and I did not see a clear answer to
> the following quetsions:
> A) Does the process complete the transfer of subsequent files? To be more
> clear, if there are are list of files that are collected in the begining
> of the process, file1, file2 and file3 and then file2 is deleted from the
> source and the transfer starts, does file1 and file3 are transfered
> despited the error? (if this is the case, the developer should have used
> warning: not error)


> B) Is there any specific argument/parameter to supress this message?


> C) Is there any specific patch to fix this problem?

No, because it isn't a bug.  If files disappear mid-transfer
you want to know.  The message is just a warning.  If i
recall correctly there is a patch in CVS that changes the

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