no such file or directory - but hey, the files are there!

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at
Tue Dec 26 07:41:47 GMT 2006

Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On 12/25/06, Tomasz Chmielewski <mangoo at> wrote:
>> [...]
>> rsync: pop_dir "/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/system32/u:" (in uDrive) failed: No
>> such file or directory (2)
>> rsync error: errors selecting input/output files, dirs (code 3) at
>> flist.c(1281) [sender=2.6.9]
>> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (445 bytes received so far) 
>> [receiver]
>> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(453)
>> [receiver=2.6.9]
>> Note that it should be successful, as the directory exists above in the
>> example 1, and did copy fine?
> The gist is that rsync cannot handle paths like "u:".  On the first
> command, rsync got lucky and worked anyway because the root of the
> transfer happened to be the root of the module.  As Wayne said, you
> should specify "/cygdrive/u" instead of "u:" in the module
> configuration.

Indeed, it works when I specify "path = /cygdrive/u" instead of "path = 
u:" in rsyncd.conf - thanks a lot.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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