Rsync Hang with multiple files

Matt McCutchen matt at
Fri Feb 8 02:26:35 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-02-08 at 09:38 +1100, Jay Sargeant wrote:
> Sorry, I used the daemon version of the rsync-debug code to get the
> strace. My apologies
> The local strace is now the following:
> execve("/usr/bin/rsync", ["rsync"], [/* 33 vars */]) = 0
> [...]
> write(2, "rsync error: syntax or usage err"..., 78rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1436) [client=3.0.0pre8]) = 78

The first line of the strace shows that you are invoking rsync without
any arguments, which explains the "syntax or usage error".  Use the
proper command line.


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