Why does my cwrsync try to load ssh?

Jim Salter jim at jrssystems.net
Tue Mar 23 05:51:30 GMT 2004

It's trying to fire up ssh because your target has a single colon in it.

server:/path/to/stuff means "fire up ssh or rsh and make me a tunnel to 

server::module/path/to/stuff means "try to access an rsync daemon on 
server and access path/to/stuff on module"

/path/to/stuff means "access /path/to/stuff on the local machine"

Hope that helps.

Jim Salter

> Just installed cwrsync 1.2.1 and I am getting this:
> C:\cwrsync>rsync -n -v -r /cygdrive/c/robj/pickmeup 
> speedball3:/cygdrive/d/robj/pickmeup
> Failed to exec ssh : No such file or directory
> rsync error: error in IPC code (code 14) at pipe.c(81)
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes read so far)
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(189)
> Why in heaven's name is rsync trying to exec ssh when I am asking it to 
> do nothing of the kind?
> I've googled and searched the list archives and have found no mention of 
> this particular problem :-(  I have removed all other traces of cygwin 
> from this system.  At one point I think I did experiment with OpenSSH 
> for Windows on this machine but I can find no remaining trace of that 
> either.
> All help appreciated and sorry for the newbie idiocy :-(
> Cheers
> Rob

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