"rsync: not found" error with sshwindows

Manuel López-Ibáñez manuellopezibanez at yahoo.es
Mon Oct 24 22:13:38 GMT 2005

Have you checked that rsync works on the shell of Windows to which ssh 

Anyway, the error message should say "rsync (server side): not found" Or 
even better: "Rsync program not found on server machine, please, give 
the location using --rsync-path option".

Is it rsync development open to such patches? Does someone encourage me 
to give it a try? Any other voluntaries?


Anthony DiSante wrote:
> I'm trying to copy files from a Linux system to a Windows XP system 
> running sshwindows.  I can use gFTP and log in just fine.  sshwindows is 
> based on cygwin so you just use /cygdrive/c/ to access the Windows C: 
> drive, etc.
> But for some reason, rsync is having problems transferring files to this 
> system:
> [1710][~]$ rsync -av /tmp/foo.txt user at windowsbox.com:/cygdrive/c/
> user at windowsbox.com's password:
> rsync: not found
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes read so far)
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(189)
> [1701][~]$
> The only thing rsync will say is "not found", no matter how many "-v"s I 
> add to the command.  However, /tmp/foo.txt definitely exists -- I can 
> use that same rsync command except with a different target, and it 
> transfers fine. And /cygdrive/c/ definitely exists on the Windows 
> system; gFTP is able to read & write that location with no problems, as 
> are the scp and sftp commands-line tools.
> Is there a way I can get rsync to tell me exactly what it is that's "not 
> found"?  And assuming it is referring to the /cygdrive/c/ path on the 
> Windows system, does anyone have any idea why rsync can't see it?
> Thanks,
> Anthony DiSante

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