Rsync failed to set times (on temporary files)

Leon Vanderploeg leonv at
Mon Jan 25 02:46:43 UTC 2021


On a new system rsync from windows (with cygwin) to Ubuntu, I have a
handful of files that repeatedly throw errors saying failed to set times
invalid argument (22).  I have dozens of these configurations and have
never had this problem.

rsync: failed to set times on "/<full path>/.ImageTest.reg.jDGIg0": Invalid
argument (22)

The suffix is random and changes each time.

The original file is  ImageTest.reg .  There is no file starting with the
dot or the random suffix.  Time stamps are accurate and current.
Permission on the source and destination directory is 777 and permissions
on the source and destination file is 777.  Machine times are about 1
second apart.

Where is temp file coming from?  Why is the set time failing?

Thanks in advance,
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