rsync with different filename character sets
ralf at dreivier.net
Thu Aug 19 10:48:21 GMT 2004
I have a problem with rsync. I couldn't find very much information about
this issue, so maybe somebody knows a hint how I could figure out this
problem. I want to rsync from a linux box (ext2 filesystem) to mac os x
(hfs+ filesystem). Unfortunately, special characters (like umlauts) are
handled different - linux uses unicode in my case, while os x seems to
use another notation (standard character plus 2 characters for the
"special" part of the character).
rsyncing between both works fine, except for the files that have special
characters in them. They got synced the first time, but the second time,
they get deleted and synced again all the time (rsync doesn't see it as
the same file).
This wouldn't be such a big problem, but I want to set up incremental
backups using hard links for saving disk space. As there are quite a lot
of files using special characters, this would increase the necessary
disk space a lot.
Thanks in advance...
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