"rsync: not found" error with sshwindows

Anthony DiSante theant at nodivisions.com
Tue Oct 25 01:08:04 GMT 2005

Manuel López-Ibáñez wrote:
>> Actually, rsync is not the transport in this scenario, SSH is.  The 
>> Windows system doesn't need to have rsync installed.  I'm using rsync 
>> because I want to sync many files within the directory tree (not shown 
>> in my example, which was simplified to just foo.txt to show the error).
>> -Anthony DiSante
> Dude!! If you are right, then this line of the manual page is quite 
> misleading!! :
> "Note  that  rsync  must be installed on both the source and
> destination machines."

Hm, yes.  I don't know what I was thinking.  I guess I've gotten used to 
thinking that I'll make a given transfer using rsync-over-SSH instead of the 
actual rsync daemon, and somehow in my mind I turned that into "don't need 
rsync on both ends, just SSH!"  And I do about 80% of my transfers in 
UNIX-only environments where rsync is always already installed; not having 
to manually install it makes it a little less obvious that it's being used 
on the target.

Anyway, duh.  Sorry for the trouble.

-Anthony DiSante

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