I'm trying to synchronize a set of remote files via an rsync daemon, but the resulting path is missing the initial path element.
$ rsync -HRavP ftp.ncbi.nih.gov::refseq/H_sapiens/README 2015-05-11/ receiving incremental file list created directory 2015-05-11 H_sapiens/ H_sapiens/README 4,850 100% 4.63MB/s 0:00:00 (xfr#1, to-chk=0/2) sent 51 bytes received 5,639 bytes 3,793.33 bytes/sec total size is 4,850 speedup is 0.85 $ tree 2015-05-11/ 2015-05-11/ └── H_sapiens └── README
Notice that the resulting tree is missing the first part of the remote path ("refseq").
I realize that I can append the first element of the remote path to the destination path, but it seems unlikely (to me) that this is the intended behavior of rsync.
It's worth noting for comparison that
rsync -HRavP refseq/H_sapiens/README 2015-05-11/ (where the source is a local file) correctly creates the full relative path under the destination directory.