rsync lockup on windows

Steven Hartland killing at
Mon Jun 25 21:06:43 GMT 2007

Likely to be a problem with cygwin and not rsync. cygwin and rsync
over ssh don't play nice.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jerome Haltom" <wasabi at>

>I am using rsync on a Linux box, connecting to a Cygwin SSH server which
> has Rsync installed, and  pulling some files to the Linux box. The
> transfer locks up. The rsync process on the Windows box hangs. A single
> hidden file in progress exists. It is an excel file, with 0 bytes.
> It locks up on this file consistently. I can open it, read it, delete
> it, using Cygwin tools, on Windows. It is an Excel file. I have no idea
> what rsync is doing to hang.
> Will be attaching gdb in a minute.

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