Always exitcode 256 under Cygwin with rsync 2.6.4

Shachar Shemesh rsync at
Mon Apr 4 11:03:03 GMT 2005

Wayne Davison wrote:

>On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 07:28:02AM +0200, Joost van den Broek wrote:
>>When you just give an empty rsync command, it should also exit with an
>>exit code (1). But the errorlevel gets set to no. 256 instead.
>As mentioned in the other message that brought this up, I assume that
>this is something wrong with the cygwin version (perhaps in how it was
>compiled?).  Rsync is exiting with all the right codes under Linux.
It is curious to note that, under Posix, it is impossible to exit with 
return code 256, as the return code is an 8 bit value.


Shachar Shemesh
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