rsync failure quoting incorrect directory

Matt McCutchen matt at
Fri May 21 15:04:57 MDT 2010

On Fri, 2010-05-21 at 13:31 +0100, e-letter wrote:
> Command terminal output:
> $ rsync -rv * -e ssh user at pathtoremotemachine
> sending incremental file list
> rsync: mkdir "/localmachine/path/to/home/user at pathtoremotemachine"
> failed: No such file or directory (2)
> rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at main.c(576) [receiver=3.0.4]
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (9 bytes received so far) [sender]
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at
> io.c(632) [sender=3.0.4]
> Any help?

You need to use a single colon for a destination over remote shell.  See
the "SYNOPSIS" section of the rsync man page.


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