Bug 11654 - Misleading error message
Summary: Misleading error message
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.1.1
Hardware: x64 Linux
: P5 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-12-30 02:07 UTC by Taso Hatzi
Modified: 2020-07-26 09:07 UTC (History)
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Description Taso Hatzi 2015-12-30 02:07:04 UTC

Comment 1 Taso Hatzi 2015-12-30 02:14:43 UTC
rsync bombs with "rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(873) [Receiver=3.1.1]" if it doesn't have write permissions on the destination.
This is somewhat misleading as everything works OK with the --dry-run switch.

Platform is: Linux phenom 4.2.0-22-generic #27-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 17 22:57:08 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

rsync version is: 3.1.1-3
Comment 2 Wayne Davison 2020-07-26 09:07:10 UTC
I don't see that error in that scenario.