why not a gui for rsync
sgovindachar at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 1 17:06:15 GMT 2007
> What exactly are you looking for in monitoring it? The -v
> should give you a verbose output. If you want more details, I
> think you can specify multiple -v to give you a more verbose
As my question indicates, I know the above.
| So the question remains: In regard to output, rsync has
| the following features:
| a) -v option with various levels of verbosity
| b) --stats
| c) --log-file=foo
| d) messages rsync prints to stdout
| e) messages rsync prints to stderr.
| Where can one find an explanation of the format, content
| and interpretation of the outputs (a-e)?
What I do not know is how to interpret the output from rsync.
To give some specific examples:
1) consider the message:
2007/09/13 16:50:52  receiving file list
Isn't the list of files determined from the command line used to
invoke rsync? So what this new list of files that are being
received from where and by whom?
2) In the following three lines,
2007/09/13 17:44:29  >f..t.... cmsstorage.lst
2007/09/13 17:50:53  >f.st.... WINDOWS/SYSTEM/FFASTLOG.TXT
2007/09/13 17:50:53  >f+++++++ WINDOWS/TEMP/CP1293.TMP
what does the ">f<stuff>" mean?
3) In the following,
2007/09/13 17:43:10  IO error encountered -- skipping
for what transaction was the IO error encountered: while
reading the source (which file exactly)?, while writing the
destination (which file exactly)?, while talking from sender
rsync process to receiver rsync process?, while talking from
receiver rsync process to sender rsync process?
4) What are the consequences of the following skip?
IO error encountered -- skipping file deletion
How can I know determine whether or not the "skipping" had any
So the question is: Where can one find an explanation of the
format, content and interpretation of the outputs (a-e)?
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