rsync wont work

Tim Conway conway at
Fri Mar 12 21:38:04 GMT 2004

As you may recall from the last time I answered you, please send the same 
thing, but use 3 "v"s instead of only one.
rsync -vvvcrlpogtz . rsync at
Since you don't know which transport you are using, we can read the output 
from the above command to find out.
You are not getting to a remote rsync process, either because the 
transport (rsh/remsh or ssh) is not getting there (only a failed 
authentication is possible, from the fact that you're getting a password 
prompt), or because once it's there, it's not finding the remote rsync 
binary(or not allowed to execute it).  Once we know you're getting a shell 
open to rsync at, we then do
(rsh || ssh) (depending on what rsync is using in your case) -l rsync which rsync
which will probably give a "not found".
find where it is on that system, and try your command again with 
--rsync-path=/wherever/you/have/rsync/on/ .

Repeating the question in exactly the same way, yet again, will not give 
the information needed to solve your problem.

Tim Conway
Unix System Administration
Contractor - IBM Global Services
conway at

"alexus" <ml at> 
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03/12/2004 12:19 PM

<rsync at>

rsync wont work

can someone tell me what am i doing wrong?

d# rsync -vcrlpogtz . rsync at
rsync at's password:
sh: rsync: rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes read so far) 
error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(189)

it works fine if i just specify directory instead of remote site, but 
not what i need..

thanks in advance


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