rsync error: Help

Smoot Carl-Mitchell smoot at
Mon Nov 15 23:55:37 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-11-15 at 17:14 -0600, MirJafar Ali wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using Ubuntu 10.10 Grsync package and running it as a superuser,
> and I did all permutation with the 
> arguments, but somehow I can not get rid of the following error. 
> I am surprised that even with the superuser, I get permission denied
> error. What is going on ? Can someone
> help ?
> rsync: readlink_stat("/home/csverma/.gvfs") failed: Permission denied
> (13)
> rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous
> errors) (code 23) at main.c(1060) [sender=3.0.7]
> Rsync process exit status: 23

Do not worry about it.  That directory is the mount point for the fuse
filesystem for the local user.  You can get rid of the message by
excluding the directory from the rsync.  See this thread:

Smoot Carl-Mitchell
System/Network Architect
voice: +1 480 922-7313
cell: +1 602 421-9005
smoot at

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list