> > Remote: rsync: opendir "/dev/fd/3" failed: Bad file descriptor (9)
> > Xfer PIDs are now 30450,30452
> > This is the initial backup. That's not trying to back up a non-existent
> > floppy, is it?
> FD(4) BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual FD(4)
> fd, stdin, stdout, stderr -- file descriptor files
> The files /dev/fd/0 through /dev/fd/# refer to file descriptors which can
> be accessed through the file system.
> Looks like it's some bsd-ism or osx-ism for file descriptors. I'd suggest
> excluding /dev/fd* from your backups.
/dev/fd exists on linux as well. on linux it's a symlink into /proc, and
since /proc is always excluded from backups, there's no issue.
paul fox, pgf@... (arlington, ma, where it's 25.9 degrees)
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