Rsync iconv (Cygwin) (file has vanished)

Fabian Cenedese Cenedese at
Mon Jan 28 07:55:27 GMT 2008

At 13:23 27.01.2008 +0900, Brendan Grieve wrote:
>Wayne Davison wrote:
>>On Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 02:09:30PM +0900, Brendan Grieve wrote:
>>>I get the following error on files that have russian cryllic letters: -
>>>file has vanished: "/cygdrive/D/Data_Tier1/Home/xxx/??????? ???????? ????"
>>See the prior discussions about how MS Windows is lying to rsync about
>>what the filenames are (giving it names that it can't use in an open()
>>call).  I have heard that there is an executable flag you can set to get
>>MS Windows to stop this, but I don't use MS Windows to know for sure.
>Just to save people in the future searching, a link to a post that goes into a little detail about this problem is: -
>I use the hacked cygwin1.dll to work around it. I was hoping the iconv flag would fix this issue, but its definitely more to do with the interaction between MS Windows and Cygwin rather than anything to do with rsync.

This may also be of help (or at least worth a try):

bye  Fabi

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