rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at
wayned at samba.org
Wed Feb 2 02:20:21 GMT 2005
On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 01:47:19PM -0800, Jeff Yana wrote:
> In this case, I was just inputting "rsync" with no flags or args.
In that case, in addition to the above error, rsync should have also
output a big, long usage message (on stderr). You can get the usage
message on stdout via "rsync --help". It would be very strange if
the usage message were not printed.
> 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/
You missed the "--" in front of the --rsh and --rsync-path options, so
rsync complained that it each one wasn't found as a file. Also, you
must not both specify "-l adminuser" to ssh and "adminuser@" -- choose
one or the other (since they both do the same thing). I'd recommend
setting "RSYNC_RSH=ssh" in your environment so that you don't need to
specify "--rsh=ssh" (which just makes the commands easier to type) and
then using the "adminuser@" prefix to control the user.
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