My original post, complaining of my inability to find a working rsync was sent at 6pm (local time). Almost 7 hours later, and courtesy of an additional email from BrowserUk
that included an 'ssh.exe' I was able to succesfully run rsync -avz rsync://public.activestate.com/perl-current/
. Unfortunately, I've so far been unable to locate the files it claimed to have downloaded. I've just done a search of my entire hard drive and they're still not visible ... where does rsync place the files it downloads ? I expected them to be placed somewhere in the cwd, but that's definitely not where they are.
Maybe they'll pop up in the morning ... or next week ... or next year ...