Rsync problem / Special characters

Nic Colledge colledge at
Fri Jan 23 17:17:57 GMT 2004

Are you rsync-ing with a mounted samba directory (using mount -t smbfs
Because I'm having a problem similar to this one with filenames with
special characters.

There is a bug on the system ( relating to smbmount (and
special characters) that is yet to be fixed and I'm hoping that this
will fix our problems after days of fiddling with iocharset= and
codepage= . As well as unix charset = and dos charset = in smb.conf.

Nobody looks to have any answers on the samba list either.

Nic Colledge
colledge at
n.j.colledge at

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Of Spear
Sent: 23 January 2004 16:38
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Subject: Rsync problem / Special characters


I have not esatblished a working rsync config on my server, but have
one major problem in which i hope there is a solution to.

I'm based in Norway, with scandinavian clients. Of course we use several
"special characters" in our keymap, which is not supported in US
I  know there is a better word for this, unfortunatly i can't remeber
it, so
i hope you get my point.

The problem have been found when trying to transferr mySQL databases and
some other files like mail etc through rsync.
Every "non-us" character is not transferred correct, but replaced with
characters like a square, pundsign etc.
Is there a "workaround" to this problem, or will i have to move these

Both computers are configured with the Norwegian (NO) keymap.

Best regards,
Terje Dahl

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