Always exitcode 256 under Cygwin with rsync 2.6.4

Benjamin Watkins ben-list at
Mon Apr 4 14:54:05 GMT 2005

Paul Haas wrote:

> On Sun, 3 Apr 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.
> If I understand the problem, it looks like it is fixed in Cygwin 
> 1.5.14-1, which was released sometime on Saturday.
> The Cygwin 1.5.14-1 announcement includes this change:
>  - cgf: Right shift exit code by eight when process is not started in a
>    cygwin environment.
> Which sounds like the fix to your problem, although it is hard to 
> tell, since you didn't say what Cygwin version you were running.
> -- 
> Paul Haas
> paulh at

I can confirm that the binary I compiled using this version does give 
the proper exit codes.  It appears this was the root of the exit code 

-Ben : )

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