Problem with rsync from one machine

Max Bowsher maxb at
Fri Feb 7 08:18:29 EST 2003

Tom Walsh wrote:
> rsync --verbose --progress --stats --compress --rsh=/usr/bin/"slogin
> -l root -o Compression=yes" --recursive --times --links --perms
> --owner --group /backup/
> The following occurs:
> All directories on Machine A /etc are replicated on Machine C
> /backup.../etc, however when the process starts to transfer files from
> Machine A, I get:
> receiving file list ...
> 650 files to consider
> etc/
> etc/.pwd.lock
>   30888880 0%   8.82MB/s 538:49:00
> Looks pretty normal, except the fact that /etc/.pwd.lock is a 0 size
> file... So I am not sure where it is getting all that data from.

Can you tell us anything about what exactly /etc/.pwd.lock is?
Does ls -l /etc/.pwd.lock show anything different to a file which syncs ok?


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