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If you pass the -h option, you'll get a help menu which parses this - -a <arch> Architecture to mirror (defaults to 'x86', can be 'x86_64' too)."
Reading the script states this -
# What architecture will we be mirroring? The default is 'x86' meaning 32bit.
# Alternatively you can specify 'x86_64' meaning 64bit. The value of SARCH
# determines the name of the slackware directories.
# This value can be overruled via the '-a' commandline parameter;
You did something wrong, or did not look at the packages close enough -
bash-3.1# sh rsync_slackware_patches.sh -a x86_64
[rsync_slackware_patches.sh:] Syncing patches for slackware64 version '13.0'.
[rsync_slackware_patches.sh:] Changing to '/home/ftp/pub/Linux/Slackware/slackware64-13.0/'.
[rsync_slackware_patches.sh:] Here we go... using master 'slackware.mirrors.tds.net::slackware'