rsync error: unexplained error (code 130
) at rsync.c(543) [sender=3.0.7]

I am having this error on a companys machien. unfortunately i don't have the exact version right now because i am already at home.

Does anybody know in which cases rsync might return 130, and what it means?


I'm confused by the two separate error messages you posted, but loking at the first one, it seems to indicate that the error came from the rsync-3.0.7 running on the remote end. Line 543 of rsync.c in v3.0.7 is:


so it looks like something on the remote end is causing an unexpected exit.

I suggest as a first step you upgrade to v3.0.7 on your machine and retry, to see if you get better diagnostic info. Then, follow the rsync debugging guide to track down the real failure.

Is the name of the file it aborts on really [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/? That's a mighty weird filename. I'd first suspect that is causing the failure.

  • sorry i was confused too. mixed up my clip boards. the text below the escaped message was actually something i came across googling for the problem (unsucessfully). i tend to write my posts in a text editor first and then paste them... didnt look at it again after pasting. thanks for your answer it helps. will correct the question. – The Shurrican Feb 15 '11 at 22:12

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