DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6461] rsync occassionally issues the message "rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at main.c(1506) [generator=3.0.4]"

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Sat Sep 5 09:52:42 MDT 2009

wayned at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |INVALID

------- Comment #2 from wayned at  2009-09-05 10:52 CST -------
If rsync starts a child process, it can set its exit code based on what that
process returned.  If that process didn't exit cleanly, the code can be out of
the normal list of error codes that rsync returns, which generated the
unexplained error.

Note that this question would have been better asked on the mailing list, since
it is not noting a bug.

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