Input/Output error 5 ?

Matt McCutchen matt at
Sat Nov 7 01:32:36 MST 2009

On Thu, 2009-11-05 at 09:20 -0500, Michael W. Cocke wrote:
> 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).

Typically, that there is something wrong with the filesystem or the
disk, which is out of rsync's control.


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