Synchronising Japanese Characters in Rsync

Quinlan, Sean QuinlanS at
Fri May 16 03:06:53 EST 2003

Hi there,

I have searched the rsync website, as well as an extensive search on google,
but have been unable to come up with a definitive answer regarding whether
rsync will synchronise files and directories which have Japanese characters
in them.

I am using an English language version of Linux, which has some directories
shared via samba.  Both English and Japanese language windows clients access
these shares and save files and directories on them.  In windows, the
Japanese language files and directories are seen correctly, and can be used
with no problems.

However when I try and synchronise the above directories with another
identically configured Linux machine, using rsync, it merely ignores all
files and directories with any Japanese characters in them.

Is this normal behaviour, or does rsync support synchronising Japanese
character files and directories?

The versions of software are:	rsync	2.4.1 protocol version 24
				samba	3.0-alpha19

Thanks for your time,

Sean Quinlan
Sega Europe Ltd
+44 (0) 208 996 4487


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