rsync/cwgwin hangs during transfers

Alan C. Bonnici chribonn at
Sun Jan 17 05:37:09 MST 2010

Thanks Steve. Version 1.5 of cygwin has worked flawlessly for me for years.
That could be a solution as well (downgrade).

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Hartland [mailto:killing at] 
Sent: 16 January 2010 23:09
To: Alan C. Bonnici; rsync at
Subject: Re: rsync/cwgwin hangs during transfers

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
> 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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