rsync/cwgwin hangs during transfers

Steven Hartland killing at
Sat Jan 16 15:08:48 MST 2010

pipes in cygwin are unreliable, its not an rsync issue its a well known
cygwin issue.

You have two choices:
1. don't use cygwin
2. use daemon mode, which avoids piping though ssh hence the main cause
of the pipe issue, although reduces security.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan C. Bonnici" <chribonn at>
To: <rsync at>
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2010 4:52 PM
Subject: rsync/cwgwin hangs during transfers

> Hi,
> Rsync 3.0.7 and Cygwin 1.7.1 hangs at random instances. This does not happen
> always and does not happen at all locations. 
> I can reproduce the problem. Others are having similar problems.
> Can someone please guide me one what I can do to report such problems?
> Regards,
> Alan
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