Problem with rsync from one machine

Tom Walsh slim at
Fri Feb 7 08:26:02 EST 2003


[root at magic /etc]# ls -la .pwd.lock
-rw-------    1 root     root            0 Nov 29  2001 .pwd.lock

Nothing special about that file... and like I said it occurs in any

If I do* (excluding files that start with .) it will hang

It basically when ever it starts to transfer the files... Very odd
behavior... I have a tough time trying to describe it even, so I can't even
look online for a similar problem.

Tom Walsh

::-----Original Message-----
::From: Max Bowsher [mailto:maxb at]
::Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 3:18 PM
::To: Tom Walsh; rsync at
::Subject: Re: Problem with rsync from one machine
::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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