Input/Output error 5 ?

Michael W. Cocke cocke.michael at
Thu Nov 5 07:20:24 MST 2009

What, exactly, does "input/output error 5" mean?  (Yes I googled it, but 
  all I can find is a lot of people getting the error, not what it means).

I've been using rsync on and off for years with a half-dozen distros, 
and suddenly I'm having problems I've never seen before.



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