find out the meaning of rsync error code

Stuart Halliday StuartH at
Tue Jan 20 10:16:37 GMT 2009

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EXIT Values 12 is:
Error in rsync protocol data stream

I suggest that this may be caused by you using two different versions of
Rsync? Please check that the daemon and client are running the same version.

Stuart Halliday

-----Original Message-----
From: Jignesh Shah <jignesh.shah1980 at>
To: rsync at
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 15:25:05 +0530
Subject: find out the meaning of rsync error code

> Hi,
> Could anyone please tell me how to get the meaning of rsync error
> codes.
> In "rsync return code: 12" error, what 12 indicates?
> Thanks,
> Jignesh

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