Okay, this may be a stupid question, but I'm not able to get rsync to start. In Ubuntu I just type sudo /etc/init.d/rsync startt and that does the trick. In Mint, I type this and instead of a message acknowledging the service is running, I get no response. When I type sudo /etc/init.d/rsync status I get the message that it's not running.
What am I doing wrong?
OK - this is (as usual) all my fault. If anyone else is dumb enough to have this problem, the fix is -DON'T RELY ON YOUR MEMORY - follow the original instructions step-by-step. DUH. The FIRST STEP - "To use rsync on and Ubuntu system, you must first enable it so that the system starts rsync as a background process...."
sudo emacs /etc/default/rsync
In the line that begins with RSYNC_ENABLE, change false to true, then save the updated file.....
Yeah, that might be kind of required to get it to work.
Sorry if this wasted anyone's time, and I really hope you didn't go to the trouble of installing MINT XFCE just to look at this.
Thanks for your patience.