rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(1045)

Daemian Mack dmack at
Wed Dec 24 02:19:04 EST 2003

Thomas.Schweikle at wrote:
>>On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 04:00:24AM +0100, Thomas.Schweikle at 
> May the file-list is getting a bit to big for rsync?
> If I splitt the transfer using
> for i in *; do
>   rsync -avv --delete --delete-excluded server::public/$i dest/
> done
> it works seamlessly. The file list is about 500000 files long.

This brings up something I've been wondering about.  If I were to 
compose a list of files and pass them to rsync one at a time, what sort 
of overhead would this entail as opposed to simply pointing rsync to a 
directory containing those files?

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