BugReport: file/directory warning ambiguous

Scott R. Godin nospam at webdragon.net
Sun Sep 7 13:49:31 EST 2003

rsync -aczuv --rsh=ssh /var/www/html/ $USER@$HOST:/data/web/$USER/html
--exclude='**usage/' --exclude='**phpMyAdmin/' 
--exclude='**thumbnails/' --exclude='**mrtg/' --exclude='**icon' 
--exclude='template.htm' --delete
$USER@$HOST's password: 
building file list ... done
failed to set permissions on . : Operation not permitted
failed to set permissions on . : Operation not permitted
wrote 7426 bytes  read 238 bytes  1021.87 bytes/sec
total size is 4728911  speedup is 617.03
rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(620)

It would be MUCH better if the warning would indicate where the error was
LOCAL or REMOTE and WHICH specific thing it had problems with. "." is VERY
ambigious in this case since we're dealing with multiple directories both
local and remote. Otherwise, everything gets uploaded properly contrary to
the error message at the end. 

rsync  version 2.5.6  protocol version 26
Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles, 
              no IPv6, 64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums

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