Problem with rsync-cygwin between two WindowsXP machines
Thomas J. Boyd
tboydva at comcast.net
Thu Dec 30 02:13:25 GMT 2004
I hope this problem hasn't been posted before, I cannot find a way to
search the archives... I use rsync successfully between several Suse
9.1 machines at my work - never with any problem(s). I had to move my
email from an obscure mail client (that saves each message as a separate
file) to Mozilla mail (for security purposes). So, my "old" program
that I used to sync my mail folders between home/work/laptop will still
work, but Mozilla mail and Outlook (the only two choices) both store
concatenated mail messages in huge files (I have several "folder" that
are almost 1 GB). So me thinks, rsync to the resue! However, the
cygwin version appears to choke on files with spaces in the name(s) (I
think). I map to a shared drive, then try and run rsync between the
mail directories of each machine. The first several mailboxes (i.e.
single files) work fine, until it gets to my General Admin file (called
General Admin and General Admin.msf - which is the index file). Then,
rsync chokes with the following message:
calling match_sums ccs.nrl.navy.mil/General Admin.msf
rsync error: received SIGUSR1 or SIGINT (code 20) at
file=/home/lapo/packaging/tmp/rsync-2.6.3/rsync.c, line=231): about to
rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 106 bytes: phase "unknown"
[generator]: Connection reset by peer (104)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at
line=909): about to call exit(12)
Almost all of my work directories have files with long names and spaces
and it never does this on Linux? Are there any switches/precautions
peculiar to the cygwin version?
In another vein, has anyone created a COM or .NET assembly from the
rsync algorithm? I have only done a tiny bit of programming in C, but
can program effectively in VB... Seems like a straightforward project
if the algorithm is available?
Thanks for any help.
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