rsync is not copying upper case files

jw schultz jw at
Tue Feb 3 19:17:21 GMT 2004

On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 02:59:02PM +0100, cm at wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running rsync on MacOS 10.3 and I want to transfer files to a linux
> machine, which has  linux partitions and fat32 partitions.
> Transfering the files to the linux partition works without problems,
> but if I transfer them to the fat32 partition, files are ignored if all
> characters in the file name are UPPER CASE.
> - The files which rsync should transfer do not exist in the target
> directory. Thus its not a problem with the time resolution of the fat32
> system.
> - The files do not appear as lower case, they are simply not there at all.
> - If a file name contains one lower case character or special character, 
> then it is copied without problems.

Rsync treats filenames as null terminated, / delemited,
blobs.  It is up to the OS to handle any case or illegal

This sounds like a FAT32 bug but there may be a mount option
involved.  Eliminate OSX from the problem space and contact
the Linux FAT32 maintainers.

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