rsync ignoring some new files

Brian Vaughan bvaughan at
Fri Mar 28 08:06:31 EST 2003

I have found several instances where rsync refuses to copy a new file.
I am using it to sync changes from a staging web server to production 
servers, and there are certain files that it just plain won't copy.  The 
file is totally new.  No such name has ever existed on the target server(, 
or on the source server until now).

In this instance, I added 3 completely new files to the same 
directory.  Two are copied perfectly, and one of them (ending in tar.Z) is 
ignored completely.  All files have the same permission.
-rw-rw-r--   1 cvsuser  cvsgroup   12420 Mar 27 13:37 
-rw-rw-r--   1 cvsuser  cvsgroup 28452909 Mar 27 13:37 fame90linux_x86.tar.Z
-rw-rw-r--   1 cvsuser  cvsgroup 2539144 Mar 27 13:37 lesstif-0.93.18-5.src.rpm

The command that I am using
     /usr/local/bin/rsync -avuz -C ---status 
--exclude-from=/disk1/tools/scripts/syncwww_exclude --rsh=ssh 

No error is given.  So as many times as I execute the above, it says no 
files transferred:
building file list ... done

Number of files: 30
Number of files transferred: 0
Total file size: 684817120 bytes
Total transferred file size: 0 bytes
Literal data: 0 bytes
Matched data: 0 bytes
File list size: 874
Total bytes written: 886
Total bytes read: 20

The exclude only has a couple server-dependent file names.  No wildcards.

I am running rsync 2.4.6 on Solaris 8.

Any ideas?


Brian Vaughan
Corporate Webmaster, Web Services
FAME Information Services, Inc.
325 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite #301
Ann Arbor, MI 48108, U.S.A.
Tel: 734.332.4382   Fax: 734.332.4440
e-mail: bvaughan at 

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