rsync eating bandwidth without doing anything

tyko brown tyko at
Wed May 24 09:08:30 GMT 2006

rsync fails to make a directory at the remote site, but continues anyway.

$ rsync -av local
building file list ... done
rsync: recv_generator: mkdir "local": Permission denied (2)
stat local : No such file or directory

You can do this locally too - rsync to a usb device, then unplug the device. rsync keeps doing something.

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