Is it possiable to suppress the site-specified messages?

Hongyi Zhao hongyi.zhao at
Sun Apr 19 22:18:54 MDT 2015

On Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:43:26 -0700, Wayne Davison wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 8:51 PM, Hongyi Zhao <hongyi.zhao at>
> wrote:
>> When connect to a remote rsync server, often it will give some
>> site-specified messages [...]
>> If I want to suppress the messages [...]
> You're talking about the "motd", which has this option mentioned in the
> manpage:
> --no-motd   This option affects the information that is output by the
> client at the start of a daemon transfer.  This suppresses the
> message-of-the-day (MOTD) text, but it also affects the list of modules
> that the daemon sends in response to the "rsync host::" request (due to
> a limitation in the rsync protocol), so omit this option if you want to
> request the list of modules from the daemon.

Got it, thanks for your hints.

> ..wayne..

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