connection lost during the transfer

Wayne Davison wayned at
Fri Jul 12 15:58:38 MDT 2013

On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 4:23 AM, garvit sharma <garvits45 at> wrote:

> please tell me for what time will rsync wait if the connection breaks
> during the file transfer ??

Rsync shouldn't wait any amount of time on a connection break, but it only
notices if it does a read or write on the pipe/socket and gets a failure.
 If, for instance, it's still connected to your remote shell process via a
pipe (perhaps that process hasn't failed yet?) then rsync will wait around
for that pipe to close down before it would get an error.  The --timeout
option just puts a limit on how long rsync will wait around with nothing
happening on the socket.

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