rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at /home/lapo/packaging/tmp/rsync-2., 6.3/main.c(1073)

Jeff Yana jyana at
Tue Feb 1 21:47:19 GMT 2005

Wayne Davison wrote:

>On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 10:28:47AM -0800, Jeff Yana wrote:
>>rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at 
>You'll have to tell us the command you're trying to run or we won't be
>able to figure out what you're doing wrong.
Sorry, I thought that was clear.

In this case, I was just inputting "rsync" with no flags or args.

With args, it is producing this result:

bash-2.05b$ rsync -avc --progress --stats rsh="ssh -l adminuser" 
rsync-path=/usr/local/bin/rsync /cygdrive/g/source/ 
adminuser at hostA:/My/Shared/Volume/
adminuser at hostA password:
building file list ...
rsync: link_stat "/usr/bin/rsh=ssh -l adminuser" failed: No such file or 
directory (2)
rsync: link_stat "/usr/bin/rsync-path=/usr/local/bin/rsync" failed: No 
such file or directory (2)
 0 files...

And it continues to build file list before I escape using <Ctrl-C>

Source machine is a Win2K Server and target is Panther client.



It was also appearing along with another error when attempting to sync a 
loadset between a Win2K Server machine and Linux, but the cause of the 
other error has been identified and resolved

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