code 12 error when specifying files

Erik Jacobs erik.jacobs at
Thu Aug 3 13:07:32 GMT 2006

# {***user***}/home/user----> rsync --version
rsync  version 2.5.5  protocol version 26
Copyright (C) 1996-2002 by Andrew Tridgell and others
Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles,
              IPv6, 64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums

This is a pretty old version I suppose... but I am running QNX so it might
be a little rough to easily find/compile a newer one.  I think this is the
latest publicly available compiled package.  I've not had good successes
compiling stuff on QNX, but I'd be willing to try if someone would be
willing to help me sort out the error messages I will undoubtedly receive :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Slootman [mailto:paul at]
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2006 8:58 AM
To: rsync at
Subject: Re: code 12 error when specifying files

On Thu 03 Aug 2006, nathan r. hruby wrote:
> I have to agree, I see the same behavior when using rsyncd transport
> instead of ssh transport (as Erik is): trailing slashes seem to be
> ignored, and instead of directory contents, you get the directory name.

>From the manpage:

    Note also that host and module references don't require a trailing
    slash to copy the  contents  of  the  default directory.

So in this case the trailing slash wouldn't make a difference.

You don't mention what versions of rsync are involved...

Paul Slootman
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